Preparing for your eye appointment.
When you call to make an appointment for your eye examination, it is important to briefly state the vision problem you are experiencing, if any.
This allows staff to book you for an appropriate appointment. An eye appointment can take up to 3 hours, so it is important to bring some reading material, or something to keep you occupied whilst you wait. If you are Diabetic you may want to consider bringing something to eat also.
If it is an adult eye check, we advise against driving after the appointment if you have had your pupils dilated. It is a good idea to have someone with you to look after you or escort you home.
Depending on your job, you may be able to go back to work after your appointment.
Children can generally return to day care or school after their appointment.
Please bring with you:
- A valid referral from a GP, optomertrist or specialist
- Your glasses and or contact lenses
- A list of medications you are taking
- any medical records which may be helpful
- Details of previous eye appointments, eye scans, MRI or CT scans and reports
- A hat and sunglasses (where appropriate) to assist with light sensitivity after your appointment.