Your may need color photographs of the back of the eye and fluorescein angiography to assist in establishing a diagnosis. Fluorescein angiography involves an injection of dye into a vein in the arm or back of the hand. No x-rays are involved. Other tests, including ultrasound and retinal acuity measurements, will be performed if the physician feels they are indicated.
Please contact our office any time an eye emergency arises. For emergencies outside office hours, please call the Physician's Exchange at (808) 524-2575, or go to the nearest emergency room.
INSURANCE AND FEES
We require all co-payments to be paid at the time of the service. Please be sure to bring your insurance cards and picture I.D. to your appointment. We accept most local insurance carriers. For other insurance plans, we will be happy to assist you if you will provide us with the necessary claim forms. For any questions regarding your account, please call our Business Office.
MEDICATION RENEWALS BY TELEPHONE
Please call for medication renewals by telephone Monday through Friday DURING MORNING HOURS. We will need at least 24 hours advanced notice for prescription renewals.
Please bring a list of all your current medications and medical allergies, as well as your current eye glasses. A technician will initiate the preparatory examination. There will be a period of time necessary for this evaluation and subsequent dilation of your eyes prior to being seen by the physician.
Your appointment may take 1 to 3 hours of an initial visit, and 1 to 1 1/2 hours for a return appointment. Your visit may take longer if extensive tests are required or you have a complex problem. If you are seen as an emergency, you will be worked into the office schedule and will be seen as soon as possible.
We will dilate the pupils of both your eyes. Wearing sunglasses will make you more comfortable when you leave the office. You should have someone accompany you to drive home, as your vision may remain blurred for several hours after dilation.