Our doctors and staff strive to provide you with the highest quality eye care services in a caring and professional environment. The following will provide you some information to get you prepared for your examination and allow us to assist you as efficiently as possible during your visit.
Please allow 45 minutes up to one hour for your examination and additional time to select new glasses, if desired.
If you have not yet scheduled your eye exam you can schedule online or by calling our clinic at 425-788-2990.
Before your visit:
If you are a new patient, please complete your medical history online here (no need to print out forms).
What to bring to your visit:
- Please bring all of your prescription glasses with you
- Whether or not you wear glasses, bring sunglasses with you (it helps with bright lights after your exam)
- If you wear contact lenses, arrive wearing your contact lenses. If you are new, please bring your contact lens boxes or foil packet of your current contact lenses
- Bring identification (driver’s license, government issued ID, or student ID)
- Your medical card and your vision card. Some plans only have medical cards, which we keep in your records
- We will review your medical history and discuss visual concerns and ocular complaints
- The highly trained technician will utilize advanced testing equipment to collect valuable data for the doctor to review during your examination
- You will also be given the option to have the iWellness performed, which is recommended by the doctor annually. This is the best way to diagnose ocular pathology and monitor your eyes for microscopic changes over time. (read more here)
- Dilation drops will be instilled in your eyes to allow time for them to begin working before the doctor sees you. To learn more about why dilating the pupils is necessary and side effects click here
Comprehensive Examination by the Optometrist:
- The doctor will begin the examination by reviewing your concerns, medical history, and the data collected by the technicians
- A refraction will be performed which allows the doctor to determine a prescription to help you see your very best. The doctor will discuss all your visual correction options including glasses, contacts, and refractive surgery.
- If you wear contact lenses or decide to be fit with contact lenses then further testing and evaluation will be performed to evaluate how your eyes are tolerating contacts lens wear, if the lenses fit properly on your eye, and assess how well you see with the contact lenses
- Our doctors will then perform a thorough examination of all parts of your eyes utilizing specialized lights, lenses, and microscopes. This is how diseases such as dry eye, cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma are detected
- The doctor will review the iWellness results with you and compare the data from prior years. In many cases, disease can be detected with the iWellness even before the disease presents with the doctor’s direct examination
Eyewear and Contact lenses At the conclusion of your eye exam an Optician will be available to explain your insurance in detail, make any adjustments or repairs to your current eyewear may require, and can assist you with your eyewear and contact lens purchases. You will be provided with a copy of your glasses prescription and contact lens prescription when finalized.
Your Scheduled Return In the event the doctor requires a follow up visit we will schedule your appointment for your convenience. We will set a recall for 1 year or as recommended by your doctor.