First Visit

Thank you for choosing The Pediatric Eye Care Center. Please read the following information regarding your upcoming appointment.

Please bring your insurance card and driver’s license to the appointment. Print and complete the new patient information form and the medical history form and bring them with you to the appointment. 

A minor should be accompanied to the appointment by a parent or legal guardian. If you plan to send someone else with your child, please complete the consent form for treatment of a minor child and send to the appointment with the other completed forms.

Food and drinks are not permitted in the waiting room and examination rooms. This includes, but is not limited to coffee, cereal, crackers, cookies, and sodas.

You will receive an automated reminder call about 2 days prior to your appointment date. If you must cancel your appointment, please do so at least 24 hours before your appointment time.

Refraction is the process of determining the eyes’ need for corrective lenses, and in children is done with the pupils dilated. Your child’s pupils will be dilated on the first examination, and this appointment may last up to two hours. Dilation of pupils also allows examination of structures inside the eyes. Refraction and examination of those structures is necessary in determining a medical diagnosis. Dilation of pupils is not necessary on all subsequent examinations, but depending on your child’s problem, may be done periodically.     

Many insurance plans require that you have a referral to receive care from our physicians. When you make your appointment, our staff will tell you if need a referral. Please be sure you have the referral prior to your appointment.

We will file a claim with your medical insurance plan for your examination and treatment. Copayments and payment for services not covered by your insurance plan will be collected at the time of service. We are not contracted with vision plans and cannot file a claim with your vision plan. We will provide you with a receipt you can file with your vision plan if necessary.