As a new patient to our practice, we would like to welcome you and offer our gratitude for choosing the Rexburg Vision Center. We are confident we will be able to take care of your ocular health and visual needs. In order to provide you with the absolute best care, a few things are needed at the time of your exam. Having these items with you and the information completed before your visit will speed up your appointment, and help us to be the most efficient with your time. Click here to view our “Notice of Privacy Practices” (HIPAA) policy.
Please have your Health &/or Vision Insurance Card with you. Even if you don’t have “vision” coverage, we can often bill your medical insurance for various reasons.
Bring in your most current (or preferred) pair of glasses so we can compare our findings with what you have been used to wearing.
If you wear contact lenses, make sure you bring the prescription with you. This takes out all the guess work in trying to figure out what lenses you have been wearing, especially if you are partial to a certain brand. If you don’t have the prescription sheet, the contact lens box will work equally as well. Also make sure to observe which solution you use to take care of your lenses. If you wear rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, or any other specialty lens, please bring in any information you may have about the lens brand, parameters, and prescription (exam forms from previous eye doctor will work too). RGP lenses are more time consuming to fit, so any information you can give us will greatly speed up this process.
Please bring in a list of any medications you may be currently taking (even if you think it has nothing to do with your eyes or vision). Some medications have adverse affects if concurrently used with certain medications, so a list of what you are taking will help us to best prescribe what is necessary for your ocular health.
Eye Drops / Ointments:
Let us know which eye drops or ointments you are currently using. Some products are more effective than others, and we will give you our best recommendations on which products to use.
This only applies to those patients who have a diabetic condition. If so, please be prepared to disclose information regarding your blood sugar levels (should be taken daily in most cases), and also more importantly your hemaglobin A1C (HbA1C) level. These levels (if left uncontrolled) may directly effect your ocular health and vision, and potentially lead to diabetic retinopathy. We will discuss more about this information with you during your eye exam.