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General Ophthalmology 

  • Glaucoma Checks

  • Diabetic Eye Exams

  • Retinal Exams

  • Surgery Consultations


Depends on your treatment plan.

Please consult with your own eye care practitioner. 


Some guidelines on when you should have an eye exam:

  • Age 40 and under:                   Once every 3 years

  • Age 40 - 65:                              Once every 2 years

  • Age 65 and over:                     Once a year

  • Diabetic and/or hypertensive: Every 6 months

  • Glaucoma:                                 Every 3 months

  • Please bring the following:

    • Medical insurance card(s) and/or Vision insurance card(s)

    • Method of payment

  • During a routine exam, you will be given eye drops to dilate your eyes to allow the doctor to do a thorough examination of your eye health. The dilating drops will affect your near vision and make you sensitive to light.

  • We provide you with temporary sunglasses if needed. Most patients feel comfortable driving after having their eyes dilated. If you are unsure or uneasy driving while your eyes are dilated, please be safe and bring another driver with you to your examination.

  • If you are new patient to our office, you can fill out the New Patient forms in advance to speed up your visit.

  • After checking in at our front desk, you will be given a health history form to complete if needed. You will then be brought back to your examination room by one of our technicians.

  • To start your exam you will be asked for information about your vision and health history, medications, symptoms of vision problems and other background information.

  • Using a number of tests and medical instruments, your eye doctor will conduct an external and internal exam of the various parts of your vision system including the eyelashes, eyelids, conjunctiva, iris, lens, cornea, pupils, extra-ocular muscles, optic nerve and the retina. The eye doctor will assess the health of your eyes and look for vision problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, and corneal diseases. The doctor will also look for ocular changes associated with systemic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and neurological disorders.

  • This evaluation will not include a refraction for glasses prescription. If necessary, a refraction appointment will be scheduled at a later date. Coverage is determined by insurance eligibility.

  • At the conclusion of your exam, your eye doctor will make a final diagnosis and discuss a treatment plan designed specifically for you. The eye doctor will prescribe any necessary treatments such as corrective eye wear, medications or surgery. You also may receive written instructions or handouts for your reference.


Once you return home, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (510)-724-1768.


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