The Center for Eyecare performs complete eye exams for individuals age five years old and older. Routine eye exams are one of the best ways to protect your vision. Eye exams can detect eye problems at their earliest stage — when they are most treatable. A complete eye exam typically includes an evaluation of vision with a refraction (determination of a possible prescription for glasses), papillary exam, movements of each eye, visual fields, external exam of the eyes, biomicroscopic (slit lamp) exam, eye pressure and dilated exam of the back of the eyes (fundus). Many of these tests will be performed with the latest in computerized testing devices and/or with the finest in ophthalmic instruments.
On your first appointment, please bring the items listed below.
• A list of your medications (incl. eye drops), or the medication containers • Your most recent eyeglasses & contact lenses if appropriate • Your insurance card & all insurance information
Please arrive fifteen minutes before your appointment in order to complete the preliminary information. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire regarding your health history.
Payment for services is requested at the time of your visit. This will help keep our expenses down, which means lower costs for you. Our staff would be happy to submit a claim to your medical insurance plan for eye care services. Please have your insurance card(s) and a referral form (if applicable) with you when you come to the office.
Two types of drops are usually instilled during the examination. One drop is a topical anesthetic with a dye to check the eye pressure. The other drop is a dilating drop so that the back of the eye may be visualized. This dilating drop typically lasts four to six hours and causes near vision to be blurry and for patients to be very light sensitive. Please be sure to bring sunglasses and/or a driver if you so choose.
Dr. Raymond M. Girgis and his staff perform a detail comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Girgis is meticulous and detail oriented. He makes it his job to seek out any eye pathology and educate his patients in preventative and/or treatment options. He has many years experience and has seen thousands of patients. Come and see the difference an eye exam at the Center for Eyecare can make in your vision.