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First Visit

What to Expect at Your First Visit

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Thank you for choosing Dougal, McClellan, Sullivan & Ethington Eye Associates! We pride ourselves in delivering individual, personalized eye care to our patients. Please be sure to bring your current eyeglasses or contact lenses, any previous eye exam records you may have, a list of the medications you are taking, as well as all of your insurance information.

Depending on your specific needs, your initial visit will last approximately one to two hours. During this first visit, we will record your medical history and information, and perform all of the tests we need to get a complete picture of your ocular health. After our tests, we will discuss the results with you, as well as how treatments should proceed.

Please note that these tests may require us to dilate your pupils, which will make your eyes sensitive to light, and will distort your vision slightly. These effects are normal, and usually subside within a few hours. You should plan to bring something to shield the sun from your eyes after your appointment, such as sunglasses or a wide-brimmed hat. Many of our patients also bring someone to drive them home.

Open Communication

We believe that quality care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments, and any symptoms present that may require further treatment.

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As of 3/23/2020, DMSE Eye have limited clinic hours from Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm and every other Saturday from 9am-12pm to treat emergency patients. Phone line will be open Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm and Saturdays 9am-12pm to answer any questions you may have.

We will be asking guest to wait in the hallway or car.

We are offering telehealth visits by phone or video. These telehealth visits will be billed to your insurance.

Thank you for your understanding.