Before Your Appointment
We have updated our Electronic Medical Records and Practice Management software, so for all new patients and for any patients that have not been to our office since May 1, 2017, we ask that you download, print, and fill out the following documents. This will save time and supply us with information that will help us provide you with the best possible service during your initial visit.
- Patient Information Form
- Medication List
- Patient Responsibilities Agreement
- Refraction Form
- Notice of Privacy Practices (read only)
- Privacy Notice Record
In addition, if you need to release your records from our office to another provider, or if you need to request your records from another doctor for our office, please download and fill out the following form:
For all appointments, please bring current eyeglasses and contact lens boxes or contact lens specifications, list of current medications and insurance information. Please allow 1½ hours for complete eye exams. When scheduling appointments, please be aware that during your initial visit and occasionally thereafter, your eyes may be dilated. For dilated examinations, it is advisable that you bring sunglasses. If driving after dilated exams has been a problem in the past, we encourage you to bring a driver for your return from these appointments.
We reserve the right to charge a fee for any scheduled visits that are missed or cancelled with less than 24 hour notice.
Staff members are available to make appointments and answer questions during our regular business hours from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. If you have an urgent problem, please call our office for instructions. Emergencies will be accommodated as appropriate during this time. After business hours, a recording will inform you of how to immediately reach the physician on call. An ophthalmologist is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Your visit will occur in several stages. Initially, you will be accompanied to an examination room where a skilled technician will perform preliminary testing. You will then be seen by a doctor. Some conditions require specialized testing for diagnosis and treatment. These tests include visual field examinations, GDx, pachymetry, and corneal topography. At the end of your visit, your doctor will discuss the findings with you (and your family if you wish).We have staff to accommodate Spanish-speaking patients.
Northern Virginia Center for Eye Care are Medicare providers and participate with most major insurance plans:
- Please call to ask about your particular insurance plan
- We do not participate with any vision plans
- Services not covered by insurance are the patient’s responsibility
Reorder Contact Lenses
Patients that have had a complete eye exam with us within the past year can now reorder contact lenses via email. Please send your request to [email protected] and include the following information:
Date of birth:
Phone number where we can reach you:
Left eye, right eye, or both eyes:
Gas permeable (hard) contact lenses: yes or no
Soft contact lenses: how many boxes or months supply
Pick up: Tyson’s Corner or Fairfax office