Thank you for choosing Consulting Ophthalmologists for your eye care needs. Please use our numerous online resources to learn about how we can assist you and to learn about your eye health. Here you can find educational videos. Patient forms, financial information, and access your records through our secure portal.
As you prepare to come to your appointment, please be sure to bring any eye medications, glasses or contact lenses, a photo ID and your insurance cards. If you are a new patient, please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. If your insurance company requires a referral from your primary care physician, please contact their office to obtain a referral prior to your appointment. Please be prepared to pay any co-pays your insurance company requires at the time of your visit. For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. We participate with most health insurance plans as well as Spectera, VSP and EyeMed vision plans. We do not participate with Davis Vision.
You should plan to spend from one to two hours in the office, depending on what you are being seen for and if testing is required. This will allow our skilled technicians and doctors the time they need to do a thorough examination. Additional time may be required depending on your specific situation.
For your convenience, we schedule appointments for our patients. Although we do our best to stay on schedule, there are times when circumstances outside of our control occur. When emergencies arise, we do our best to see those patients in addition to our regularly scheduled patients. We will do our best to inform you of any delays and appreciate your understanding and your patience. We will strive to see you in a timely manner and provide you with the highest quality care.
During your visit, your doctor may determine that additional testing or services are needed. We may be able to perform those tests or services at that time or it may be better to reschedule for a later visit. Should you have any questions or suggestions regarding our services, please speak with any of our staff.
It may be necessary to dilate your eyes during your visit. Dilation results in light sensitivity and blurred near vision, which gradually improves over several hours. You might find your vision after dilation to be more comfortable if you bring sunglasses to wear after your visit. However, we can provide you with disposable sunglasses. Most people feel comfortable driving after dilation, but if you are unsure, please be safe and bring a driver with you.
You will be contacted approximately three business days before your appointment to confirm the day, date and time. We use an automated reminder system to confirm your appointment. You can choose to be contacted by telephone or by text. If you choose to be reminded by phone, please listen to the complete message and make your choice to confirm or to cancel your appointment before hanging up. If you are unavailable when the call is made, a message will be left for you. Our office staff is available to speak with you Monday through Friday 8 am to 5:00 pm at 860-678-0202.