How often should I have my eyes examined?
In most cases every 1 to 2 years. Annual exams are recommended for children, patients over 50 years old and patients who may have eye conditions that need annual monitoring or systemic conditions with possible eye-related side effects.
 
What should I bring to my appointment?
  • Current insurance and vision plan ID cards 
  • List of medications you are currently taking
  • Eyeglasses and contact lenses (or prescription box) that you are currently wearing
  • Completed new patient information forms 
Do I always need to have my eyes dilated at my exam?
We recommend dilation at each complete exam to give us the best possible view of the inside of the eye.
 
Can I drive after being dilated?
You should be able to drive safely after dilation, but it usually requires sunglasses. If you are unsure or have had difficulty in the past, plan to bring someone who can drive if you do not feel comfortable. We supply temporary dilation sunglasses if you did not bring yours along.
 
Should I wear my contact lenses when I come for my exam?
Yes. In order for us to evaluate the effect the lenses have on the eyes as well as how the lenses are fitting, it may be necessary to view and measure the lenses while wearing them.
 
How often do I need to be examined to have a current prescription for ordering contact lenses?
Federal and state statutes require an "expiration date" as a required component of any contact lens prescription. The expiration dates are typically 12 months although they can be altered with the approval of the prescribing doctor. A vision exam is required to obtain the information to create the new lens prescription.