First of all, welcome to Abrams Eye Institute! We’re glad you chose us for your eye appointment and to take care of your vision needs. We’re glad that you’ve decided to visit us and are trusting us with the care of your eyes.
Our team, lead by Dr. Jack Abrams, makes it a priority to offer the most advanced surgical techniques available, highlighted by our laser surgery, to our patients. We pair our leading-edge treatments with personalized care that is sure to make you feel confident and comfortable while in our care.
When you do come for your first eye appointment, we recommend that you have the following materials and documentation in place to make sure your visit to Abrams Eye Institute is as efficient as possible.
1. How are you doing? – Let us know about any conditions affecting your eyes? Are your eyes dry? Are your eyes irritated? Are you experiencing blurry vision? Are you experiencing vision loss? Has anything changed with your eyes, suddenly or over time? Let us know anything and everything going on with your eyes so that we can help.
2. Do you wear contacts or glasses? – Make sure you bring anything you use to help with your vision, even if you’re not currently wearing or using the lenses at that time. This includes contact lenses, glasses, bifocals and prescription sunglasses. We like to be able to check your current prescriptions and lenses, and having them with you helps us get the full picture.
3. Are you on any medication? – Do you use eye drops, creams or any other treatments? Make sure you bring these medications with you. This can also include medication that you might not think can affect your vision. We may not need all of this information, but it could be necessary and help us with our treatment.
4. Tell us about your family? – Before you come in, take a few minutes and think about any health issues that could be in your personal or family history. This can include eye conditions such a glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, amblyopia, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye syndrome, etc. We also want to know about other family health history, including diabetes, high blood pressure or allergies or any kind. Yes there are many conditions that affect the eye – but the more we know, the better prepared we are to help.
5. And about the insurance/ID, etc.? – Make sure you have all of your insurance information (card or cards) ready and available. Please note that we do not accept vision insurance, we only accept health insurance. Also please have a valid photo ID with you. This will help our front desk staff get you set up, and in and out of your appointment quickly. Insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid plans, can be complex topic, we’re here to help so ask us anything.
6. Ask us anything! – The last and most important item on our list, is letting you know that the whole team is here to help with any questions you may have about your eyes, insurance, eye surgery, laser eye surgery, or anything else you might want to know about. We find it helps to make a list before you visit. We also find that bringing a family member or friend to your appointment to ask questions can help, too. Again, we are here to help, please ask us anything.
We look forward to seeing you at Abrams Eye Institute for your eye appointment and whether its Cataract Treatment, LASIK Surgery, Alternatives to LASIK Surgery, Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty), Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), or General Ophthalmology, the team will do whatever we can to make sure you time with us is time well spent!