What to expect
Most visits for a retinal evaluation require that eyes be dilated for a full and thorough assessment of the retina. Dilation of the eyes causes blurring of the vision and may interfere with activities that require visual coordination such as driving and operating machinery. It is recommended that patients set aside approximately 5 hours time after the set appointment time to allow the dilation to wear off before engaging in any activity that requires the concentration of the eyes.
Upon every visit, a quick test for visual acuity using a reading chart and eye pressure check are essential for continual assessment of your current eye status. If you normally wear glasses or contact lens, be sure to bring them with you on every vist.
Each patient has individualized needs and therefore may require various diagnostic testing for the doctors to have a complete assessment of their condition.
Expected wait time can vary depending on the patient's individual needs, appointment times, and office workflow.
To save time on the day of your appointment, please fill out these forms and bring them with you. If you have any questions, please fill out as much as you can and our staff will be happy to assist you when you come to the office.
Note: These files are in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe® Reader® on your computer, you can download it for free by clicking here or on the Get Adobe Reader icon.
To Bring List - Reminder:
- Glasses/contact lens
- State ID or other form of identification
- Insurance card(s)
- Referral letter if applicable
- List of current medications taken
- Additional caretaker if possible
If there are recent changes in your medical insurance, primary care physician, or other changes in demographics, you may contact us directly at (212)604-9800 to update these changes for you in your medical profile or submit them to the front desk at your next appointment.
As a courtesy to provide better understanding between doctors and patients, our team is also equipped with speakers fluent in the following languages to assist with translation.