What To Bring To Your Appointment
An eye exam doesn’t usually require that you bring much with you. Most of the time, all that’s required is that you follow Dr. Ryczek’s instructions and participate in the process when it comes to scheduling your appointment and using our Patient Portal.
Still, there are some things you should bring to just about every eye exam as a matter of course. They are:
- Your insurance card – We’ll tell you beforehand if we accept your insurance, and we may collect details over the phone, but it’s still important that you bring your information with you just in case something changes.
- Current contact lenses and glasses – If you already have glasses or contact lenses, you should always bring them with you, even if you just wear reading glasses. This will make comparisons easier and allow us to evaluate the adequacy of your current prescription. This is especially important for contact lens wearers. Without seeing you in your contact lenses, we can’t conduct a thorough contact lens exam, so don’t forget to bring them to your appointment!
- A list of any medications you’re taking – If you use patient portal, this information can be entered online, but it’s always good to bring a comprehensive list with you. Whether prescription or over the counter, certain medications can affect your vision or interact with other medications in unpleasant ways, so we need to know what you’re taking.
- Contact information for your primary care physician – Sometimes we might need to contact your doctor and having this information on file is always helpful.
If you have any questions about preparing for your exam, we welcome your phone calls. Our goal is always to ensure you have a pleasant experience at our office. Contact us now!