How To Prepare For Your Eye Exam
getting the most out of your Exam
Your eyes are precious. Our approach is to be thorough and patient, to offer all available technology to you and to maximize the time we spend with you to educate you on your condition, treatment options and the best ways to maintain healthy eyes so that your sight lasts a lifetime. In order to better serve you and make the most of your time with Dr. Sciberras, the following should be adhered to:
- arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to allow for registration and pretesting
- bring your eyeglasses, even if you seldom use them
- if you wear contact lenses, bring them in their case
- if you have your most recent contact lens information, such as the boxes they are packaged in, or a specific prescription, bring that as well
- bring a list of all your medications, prescription or non-prescription, including vitamins
- if you have been referred by your doctor, advise the staff at the time of booking and bring the referral with you on the day of your exam
- bring your OHIP card – if you are under 20, a senior or have diabetes, please provide your OHIP number prior to your initial visit
- bring your insurance information with you – it is a good idea to check your vision insurance prior to your exam
- bring a list of questions or concerns you have for the doctor to answer and be upfront with all information
- if you are interested in contact lenses or laser eye surgery consultation, or any other special considerations, please mention this to staff when booking your appointment and again when you arrive
- allow for one hour in your schedule from your appointment time
Some eye exams require a dilated fundus exam, meaning your pupils will be dilated and you will experience some blurred vision and light sensitivity for up to 3 hours after your exam, so having a pair of sunglasses or a driver is advisable. If this is not possible, a second visit may be required to complete all testing. Patients most likely to be dilated are diabetics, seniors, patients with very small pupils, patients with high myopia or nearsightedness, patients complaining of sudden vision loss, and flashes or floaters.
We look forward to serving you and all of your eye care needs. To learn about eye conditions and their treatment, click here.
At our clinic, your vision matters to us.