If you are here for your first eye examination, you may have some questions or concerns about what is going to happen. We understand that it can be a worrying time, however remember we are here primarily to offer you support. When you visit our hospital, you’ll be cared for in a warm, professional atmosphere, with vision health specialists focused on your satisfaction.
- The first visit to AEI is a comprehensive evaluation that will take about one and a half hours. Your visit may take longer if you need specialized testing or have complex eye problems.
- Things that would be helpful to bring include your medication list, a driver, and any insurance information and cards. If you have had previous eye surgeries, please bring prior records.
- Your evaluation will begin with an in-depth medical history that will include any previous ophthalmic history and a medical review.
- Visual acuity will be tested by determining the smallest letters you can read on a standardized eye chart. Each eye will be tested individually by our Optometrist to determine your best vision at distance and near.
- A refraction, which checks any possible need for a glasses prescription, will be performed to determine the best focus for your eyes.
- Once the optometrist completes the basic eye examination, your ophthalmologist will perform other tests based on the need, depending on what the preceding parts of your examination have revealed.
- After the examination, your ophthalmologist will discuss the results of the exam with you and answer any questions you might have!