How long will the entire appointment take?
Approximately, it takes about 1-2 hours (to finish any tests if required and see the doctor). Depending on your eye condition, some appointments may take less time but we want you to be prepared.
Why do I have to wait so long to see the doctor even after I got to the clinic on time?
There are several tests which must be done by the technician so that your doctor will have necessary information to evaluate your eyes. You may also be dilated for the appointment, which takes about 20-30 minutes.
Can I drive home after I get dilated during my appointment?
A driver is recommended as your vision may be blurred from dilation. We recommend getting someone with you or using a cab to get home, but you may use your judgement accordingly.
How long do I have to wait to see the doctor if I have red eye/swelling/stye?
Generally, we donâ??t make patients wait a very long time if they have these conditions. We make them directly see the doctor without undergoing any preliminary tests, unless asked for by the doctor.
Do I need to get my vision checked at every appointment even if I got it checked at my appointment last week?
Vision can change for many reasons, just as pulse rate and blood pressure can change.
Do I need to get a Field test done, even though I got one done last year?
Visual field tests are usually done yearly, sometimes every 6 months.
Do you need to know my medical history/medications if I am only here about my eyes?
Many medical conditions affect the health of the eyes.Medications, prescriptions etc. can affect the health of the eyes, and also indicates to us what you are being treated for.
How often do I need an eye exam, especially if I have a family member with an eye-condition? (Glasses, glaucoma, diabetes, etc)
It is recommended to have periodic eye exams in childhood and adulthood. It's better to have a routine exam in your forties, but if there is a family history of any eye disease, it may be important to have more frequent check-ups.
Can I order contact lenses at your hospital@f0
Yes, once you are examined by our optometrist, the lens order can be placed.
What is a cataract and how do they develop@f1
A cataract is formed due to the clouding of the lens in the eye. Mostcataracts are related to aging. It can occur in either or both the eyes, though the cataract in one eye may advance faster than the other eye. It cannot spread from one eye to the other.
What are the symptoms of a cataract@f2
Cloudy or blurry vision, colours seem faded, glare: headlights, lamps, or sunlight may appear too bright, a halo may appear around lights, poor night vision, double vision or multiple images when looking with one eye (These symptoms could be due to other eye conditions as well)
How much does a cataract surgery cost@f3
Please meet with our doctors and counsellors to get information on the different type of lenses we offer and the costs involved in each.
After the cataract surgery, when will I be able to see normally again@f4
You can return quickly to many everyday activities, soon after the surgery, but your vision may be slightly blurry. Within a few days after surgery, your vision will improve. Also, there is a possibility that you may require glasses for near vision.