What To Expect
Before your appointment, please view our patient resources. There, you will find patient intake forms. If you have time, please fill out the forms ahead of time and bring them with you to your appointment. If not, please try to arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled exam.
Upon arrival, if you are using insurance we will inform you of your exam and eyewear benefits. If for some reason there are problems verifying your insurance, we will attempt to contact you prior to your exam to obtain necessary information.
We try our best to make sure you are seen by the doctor as close to your allotted appointment time as possible. You should plan on being in the office for about an hour for a routine eye exam. More complicated medical conditions, children 6 and under, and patients who are new contact lens wearers may require additional time.
At your eye exam, your eyes may be dilated. We recommend dilation every 2 years for healthy adults, and more frequently for diabetics and patients with diagnosed eye diseases. Dilation is optional for healthy adults, but is required for diabetics and monitoring certain eye conditions. Dilated eye drops temporarily enlarge the pupil, allowing Dr. Langer to have a better view of the retina (back of the eye). Dilation helps in the detection of glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic and hypertensive retinal changes, retinal degenerative changes, retinal holes, retinal tears and detachment, and some types of tumors. Common side effects are light sensitivity (4 to 6 hours) and trouble focusing up close (2 to 3 hours). Dilation can cause blurred distance vision in some patients. For this reason, if you plan on having your eyes dilated it is a good idea to bring a driver with you.
After completing your examination, you will have an opportunity to browse our extensive eyewear collection.