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Time Saving Tips Before Your Eye Exam

Here’s what you may expect and what we request in order to make your office visit effective and efficient for you. It’s a 6 step process and we will be with you for about 1 hour. (Less if you don’t plan on shopping for glasses at the time of your appointment)
  1. Pretesting: An Optometric Assistant will complete tests that your Doctor of Optometry needs before they examines your eyes.
  2. Eye Exam with your Doctor of Optometry: Your doctor will examine the health of your eyes, address any questions you may have, provide advice and treatment options, as well as discuss contact lens options if applicable.
  3. Dilating Your Eyes: Often, the dilation is necessary for your Doctor of Optometry to examine and evaluate your eye health. This is painless and important to maintain the best eye health
  4. Optical Lenses and Glasses: If required or wanted, a visit with an Optician or Optometric Assistant will follow your visit with your doctor so that they can assist you with frame selection and fill your prescriptions precisely.
  5. Pre-Booking and Checkout: We will schedule your yearly exam at checkout and collect any fees or deposits from you on the day of service.
  6. Your Scheduled Return: In the event you will return for additional diagnostic testing or follow up appointments at the request of your doctor, we will schedule your appointment when you checkout for your convenience.
To decrease your wait time at the office, arrive to your appointment 5-10 minutes before your appointment and have ready when you check-in:
  1. Arrive 5-10 mintues before your appointment
  2. Present the following when you check in with reception:
    1. Your Ontario Health Card (Not everyone is covered by OHIP for their exam, but if by chance you are, we will need your health card information)
    2. A list of your current medications
    3. Any 3rd party insurance information
Please also bring:
  1. Your old or current eyeglasses
  2. Any eye drops you regularly use
  3. Your sunglasses; we can check to see if they have enough UV protection
  4. If you would like computer glasses, measure the distance between the computer screen and your eyes
If you are a contact lens wearer, please bring:
  1. If you are a new patient and wear contact lenses, bring in the contact lens packaging or boxes with contact lens brand, power and base curve (BC). If you ran out and do not know your power, call your previous office and ask them to fax/email it to us at: 519-832-3278 or info@ssfeyecare.com
  2. Wear your contact lenses in if you are coming in for a follow up
  3. Don’t forget to bring in a back-up pair of eyeglasses
Fees:
  • Any appointment fees are due on the day of service.
  • Your eyewear is very carefully custom crafted specifically for you. We will request a deposit prior to ordering so we may start the process to complete them in a timely manner for you. When your new eyewear is precise and meets our demand we will call or email you for a finished fitting and alignment.

Sincerely Yours,
Your team in healthy eyes for life!