Preparing for Your Visit
Our practice is a specialty eye practice limited to treatment of diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous. Patients that are new to our practice will have a comprehensive consultation as well as possible additional testing ordered by the doctor.
The length of your appointment can vary based on the severity and complexity of your eye condition. As we are a referral practice, with frequent and unpredictable emergencies sent to us for our immediate attention, our appointment schedule at times may be delayed. The average appointment length is about two hours.
At your first visit, you will be asked to complete a registration form and a patient history form. To save time, you may download these forms and bring the completed forms with you to our office.
Both of your eyes will be dilated and can affect your ability to drive. It is recommended that you arrange for transportation to and from our office.
Please bring to our office:
- Your medical insurance cards.
- Authorization from your primary care doctor or health insurance plan.
- Your medications or a list of medications with dosages. Be sure to include any and all eye drops as well as non-prescription (over the counter) medications.
- Your Registration form and Patient history form.
- A translator if English is not your primary language.
- Diabetic patients should consider bringing a meal or light snack if their appointment is in conflict with a regularly scheduled meal.
- Eyeglasses for distance and near vision.
For information on Pacific Retina’s policies on patient privacy and compliance with HIPAA regulations, click here.