10 Steps to Be Prepared For an Eye Exam:
Updated: Dec 29, 2021
Bring your ID & insurance card
Bring a list of your medications
Bring your primary care physician contact information (and other relevant specialists like your neurologist, cardiologist, rheumatologist, nephrologist, oncologist).
Bring a well fitted mask. A well fitted mask will prevent fogging!
You should bring your glasses or contacts- you would be surprised how many forget!
I recommend removing eye make-up and false lashes prior to your appointment as it makes it easier to exam the eye fully including your eye lashes.
Something to read or listen to (with headphones). A full dilated eye exam can take sometime, especially if you need additional testing in the clinic.
Bring a list of questions for your eye doctor.
Bring sunglasses- dilation drops usually last 4-6 hours and can make you light-sensitive.
Bring a driver if you do not feel comfortable driving home after dilation or if you may be having an in-office procedure.