As one of the area’s leading healthcare providers, we look forward to meeting all of your vision care needs. Our objectives are to provide you with the best in eye care and a positive experience in our office. For your first visit to the practice, we ask that you plan to arrive approximately fifteen minutes prior to your appointment time. This fifteen-minute period will give both you and our staff an opportunity to register you in our system and complete any necessary paperwork. Depending on the type of examination that you need, please allow for up to two hours for dilation and any tests that may be performed.
Our office participates with most major insurance carriers. Here are some tips to help make your visit with us easier:
If the procedure you require is not covered by your medical insurance, we accept all major credit cards and Care Credit.
A comprehensive eye examination is needed to make a diagnosis and to formulate the best treatment plan. Drops are often placed in the eyes to dilate (open) the pupils. This enables the doctor to perform a detailed exam of the retina, nerves and blood vessels in the back of the eye. When your pupils are dilated you can expect blurring of your vision and light sensitivity for several hours after your visit, hence the need for sunglasses and a driver.
A complete exam may take anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on what additional testing may be required. Please plan accordingly.
Patients of The Medical Eye Center may call 603-668-2020 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if experiencing a medical eye emergency. During non-office hours, a recorded message provides direction for reaching the physician who is “on call”.