When You Come in
Once you arrive in our office, a staff member will greet you and check you in at the front desk. During this time, your medical and vision history records will be updated, along with any changes that may have occurred with your insurance. Please allow yourself enough time at check-in. We suggest patients arrive a minimum of 10 to 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment.
If you are coming in for a routine eye exam, your eyes will be dilated. For safety reasons, we recommend having someone accompany you and allow them to drive you home.
Before you leave for our office, please be sure to bring the following items with you.
- A complete list of current medications, including dosage and how often you take each medication.
- All current eyewear, including eyeglasses, contact lenses and your latest eyewear prescription.
- All insurance plan cards, including Medicare and private pay coverage.
- A referral form from your primary care physician, if required by your insurance carrier.
Appointment Time Estimates
An average appointment will take approximately 90 minutes. If additional testing is needed, plan to be in the office for approximately 2 hours.
Michigan Eye Institute always welcomes new patients, and we look forward to providing high quality eye care service. To ensure that time is efficiently managed while visiting our office and to help reduce wait time, we recommend that all new patients complete our required, “New Patient Form”, prior to their appointment. Once the forms have been completely filled out, please return to our main office in Flint via email, fax, or U.S. Postal Service.
If you are transferring to Michigan Eye Institute from another eye doctor, we will need your past medical and vision records. To help with this process, we will provide you with our, “Medical Release Form”. This form must be sent to your current ophthalmologist or optometrist, who then authorizes the release of your records to us.