Your Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses
Bring your glasses and contacts too, and wear your contacts to the appointment. Dr. Lucas can check to see if they are the best prescription for you.
A List of Eye or Vision Problems
Write down any current eye issues, and any previous eye injuries or eye surgeries.
Dr. Lucas provides a link on the website for you to complete the necessary paperwork or patient forms. Be sure to complete this online, or print it out and bring it along. It will save time and get you in and out more quickly.
If you have been seen elsewhere and have a written prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses bring the prescription with you. If you do not have a prescription for your contact lenses, your former eye doctor can provide it.
A List of Your Medications
Make a list of all your medications, and don't limit it to prescriptions, include supplements as well. The medicines you take can affect your vision, and knowing them will help your doctor diagnose conditions.
Your Primary Care Physician Information
Carry the name, address, and phone number of your primary care physician. Signs of certain general systemic health issues are many times discovered during an eye examination.
Dr. Lucas may dilate your pupils to allow a more thorough examination, depending upon the reason for your visit. If that is the case, your eyes will remain light sensitive for several hours.
A Method of Payment
Sometimes exams and materials will require an out-of-pocket expense, such as a co-pay or overage. Bringing a method of payment, including flexible spending account card or health savings account information covers that contingency.
Your Insurance Cards
Be sure to bring BOTH your Vision Plan AND your Medical Insurance cards to your appointment. The plan we bill will depend upon the reason for your visit.
Your Day Planner
Sometimes a return visit is necessary. Bringing your day planner along makes it easier and more convenient to arrange a date and time.