About Sohi Eye Care
If This Is Your First Visit To Sohi Eye Care… Welcome!
We strive to provide you with the most professional and personalized care that has made us the success we are today.
In order to provide you with the most comprehensive exam, please bring the following with you to your first appointment:
* Insurance information, including clinic referral if needed.
* For our convenience, patient information forms can be downloaded and filled out before your arrival to expedite your office visit.
* Bring glasses and contact lenses as well as the prescription, if available. Remember to also bring your prescription sunglasses.
* A list of current medications you are taking, including eye drops, vitamins, and over the counter medications.
* The names and addresses of your current clinic and treating physicians.
If you are having a comprehensive eye examination, your appointment will take between 60 and 90 minutes, including dilation of the pupils. We recommend that you bring sunglasses with you, but we provide complimentary ones for your convenience. For those of our patients who do not wish to be dilated or just do not have the time, we offer the OPTOMAP retinal evaluation which can reduce the time needed for your examination.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
Your visit is important to us. You can expect individualized care, regardless of the reason for your visit:
A qualified technician or assistant will measure your vision and perform other preliminary tests
Unlike other offices the doctor will personally perform your refraction to insure proper measurement of your eyeglass prescription. The doctor will then make recommendations on different modalities of correction of your vision. After discussing your options for vision correction, the doctor will begin the medical portion of your exam.
If necessary, doctor will apply drops to dilate the pupils. After the dilating drops have taken effect, which requires between 15 and 30 minutes, the doctor will examine your eyes for disorders such as cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal problems. The doctor will then explain the results of your examination and give instructions for future care.
If your exam requires the need for further special testing, these tests will be performed by a technician and evaluated by the doctor. Some of these tests will need to be performed at a separate appointment and can vary in time from 15 minutes to an hour or more.
If surgery or other treatment has been recommended by your doctor, your options will be explained to you in detail.