Your First Visit
On behalf of the Board Certified eye doctors and staff at SightMD, we are thrilled that you have decided to visit us as a patient. Many of our current patients have expressed that our new patients would love to have an idea about what will happen on their first visit to our eye care offices.
What You Can Expect
We hope that you will have time to download the patient forms from this website and bring them with you to our office. That always saves time in initial processing. Our friendly and warm front desk staff welcomes each patient and you immediately feel that you have arrived at the right eye care facility. One of our staff members will make sure that all of your paperwork is in order and may also verify your insurance. Once complete, your chart will be processed quickly and picked up by one of our professional and caring ophthalmic technicians.
The ophthalmic technicians are trained by our board certified eye surgeons. We insist on continued education on a regular basis and our staff thrives and is constantly improving. None of the pretesting is painful or frightening. There are several computerized eye testing machines that may apply to each patient depending on their diagnosis or presenting complaint. In our state-of-the-art office, we have automatic refracting systems, corneal topography, automated visual field testing, eye photography, corneal cell counting, optical coherence tomography, retinal angiography among other advanced eye testing. Our ophthalmic technicians will take your history and ask you some reasonable questions in regard to family history and personal eye history.
After pretesting and work-up, you will be greeted by one of our board certified eye doctors. Our eye doctor will review the chart, speak to you about your ocular history and eye health. They will examine your eyes thoroughly including pupil dilation in most cases. If you do not have a driver, pupil dilation can be postponed in some cases. After your examination, we will discuss the findings at length and always make sure that you understand clearly. You will have a chance to ask any and all questions that you may have. We pride ourselves on making each patient know that they are very important to us and that the health of your eyes is our major concern.
If you are seeing us for cataract surgery or laser vision correction, you will also meet with our surgical coordinator to discuss how the process works in regard to dates and times as well as financial commitment if there is any. With laser vision correction or if you choose a premium implant with cataract surgery, there may be out of pocket expense. We offer financing to help our patients if they desire.
This is an abbreviated outline of the process of your first visit. We hope that you will find our office to be warm and compassionate as well as highly professional. We work hard to give you the best eye care possible. Whether you are visiting for a routine eye examination or a more specialized eye care problem, we are here to help.