What happens in a typical appointment with a Family Eye Group Doctor?
If you are a new patient and have brought your registration forms already filled out, that information is entered into our computer system. If you are a returning patient, we confirm the information already in the system. We will always copy your insurance card.
An ophthalmic technician will call to take you from the reception area to a technician screening room. In the screening room, the technician will:
- Record your medical history
- Record your current symptoms
- Check your near and distance vision
- Check your eye pressure
- Check peripheral vision
- Check eye muscles
- Check pupils
- Check glasses prescription
- Depending on your symptoms, other tests could be performed
When the technician is finished with the screening and testing, your eyes are dilated, and you are seated in a smaller waiting area. The dilation is very important because the eye doctor needs to see the back of your eyes in order to be sure of your condition.
After you are fully dilated, the technician will seat you in the doctor’s examination room. The doctor will:
- Examine your eyes
- Review your diagnosis with you
- Prescribe needed medications
- Order any follow-up testing
- Tell you when you need to come in for the next appointment
- Answer your questions
After the doctor’s examination, the technician will take you to check-out.
This is obviously a very busy appointment. You should always plan on being in our office for two hours.
Please click below to download the new patient form before your first visit.