Appointment Information

Appointment Information

We realize the need to see a Retina Specialist is unplanned in many cases and can cause a patient to feel anxious. We do our best to make your visit to Midwest Retina as comfortable and convenient as possible.

Retina exams are more involved than those for glasses or other eye problems such as cataracts or glaucoma. Please allow approximately 2-3 hours for your initial visit so that we can fully assess the health of your eyes and do any additional testing that might be necessary.

We would also encourage you to have someone drive you for your appointment. This would be particularly important if you should undergo laser treatment or or additional imaging during your visit.

We make sure to give each patient adeqaute time for evaluating and addressing his/her concerns. However, since we do handle emergencies frequently, we may get behind schedule. We appreciate your patience and understanding if delays occur.

Below is some information to help you make the most of your initial visit with us.

How Can I Prepare for My First Visit

You can help us by bringing the following with you

  • Your Drivers License or Photo ID
  • Names and addresses of your other health care professionals
  • Your current health insurance cards and insurance authorization, if applicable
  • Medicare/Medicaid card, if applicable
  • Workers compensation claim information, if applicable
  • Your most-up-to-date prescription glasses
  • Your current medications in their prescribed bottles or an up-to date list
  • Sunglasses to wear after your appointment
  • A driver to take you home

For your convenience, most of the forms you will need to fill out at your first visit are available online at the link below for to you fill out ahead of time.

What to Expect at Your First Visit

If you cannot keep an appointment, please give us at least 24 hours notice so another patient can use the available time.