New Patients

New Patients

New Patient Forms

Please print and fill out all new patient forms before your appointment, and bring your insurance cards with you.

Adult New Patient forms
Pediatric New Patient forms

 

Preparing for Your Office Visit

Helpful tips to ensure a successful office visit:

Arrive a few minutes early. No one plans on arriving late to their appointment but because it’s impossible to avoid unexpected delays such as heavy traffic or road conditions, plan on giving yourself 15 extra minutes. When one patient is late it creates a domino affect which means others patients are inconvenienced, as well.

If this will be your first visit please arrive at least 15 minutes early to fill out new patient paperwork.

Bring your photo I.D. and all insurance cards.

Know what your insurance covers before you arrive. We accept most major health insurance but are not providers for Eye Med, VSP, Spectera, Davis, FEP Blue or several other “add on” plans.

Not all medical plans cover routine vision exams. If a refraction is required during your exam and your insurance does not cover this procedure, you will need to pay the $55 charge at the time of your visit. You can then submit a request for reimbursement from your insurance.

Let us know what prescription and over-the-counter medications you are taking.

When parents cannot accompany their minor children to an appointment a competent adult family member, such as a grandparent, may bring them. They will be asked to sign a Kinship Caregivers Informed Consent Declaration for Minors form.

A signed release for medical information may be required to receive copies of medical records – or to have medical records sent to other medical professionals.

RX (prescription) for eye glasses generally expire after two years for adults and one year for children. Contact lenses are generally for 2 years.

When scheduling appointment for yearly exams plan on scheduling your appointment two to three months in advance to help ensure you receive the appointment day and time which best meets your needs. We typically book out months in advance, especially for after school appointments.

That 80-90% of overall UV damage to our eyes is accumulated before the age of 18! Like skin damage from UV exposure, we now know occurred for the most part from exposure before the age of 18. Kids in UV protected sun glasses is highly recommended. Protect their eyes just like you do their delicate skin!

Water & contacts don’t mix. To help prevent eye infections, contact lenses should be removed before going swimming or in a hot tub. Alternatively, wear goggles.

The lenses in children’s eyes do not block as much UV radiation as they do in adults’ eyes, putting them at increased risk for sun damage to the eyes.

Left untreated, glaucoma can lead to vision loss. Glaucoma can strike without pain or other symptoms and is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), early detection and treatment is critical to maintain healthy vision and protect the eyes from the effects of potentially blinding diseases, such as glaucoma.

Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness. Learn the risk factors for this disease? Having a close family relative with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) puts you at higher risk for developing the disease yourself.