What to Expect During Your First Appointment at Grandville Eye Care

We feel it’s necessary for every patient to have an annual eye examination. Why is this? It’s like a physical for your body. Our doctors can tell a lot by looking inside your eyes. Conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, glaucoma, autoimmune diseases, macular degeneration, and some cancers. To make you feel more comfortable with your examination, this is an outline.

Upon your arrival, our receptionist will welcome you to our practice. We will ask you to complete new patient forms, this can be done prior to your visit by downloading them from our forms page. This paperwork provides us with your health history and other information to assist in your vision care.

Below, we’ve also included a list of the most commonly asked questions:

Why is my personal background important?

Our doctors will review any visual or general health concerns, as well as discuss your hobbies and lifestyle requirements to better tailor the examination to your needs.

What can I expect from my examination?

In addition to determining your prescription and how well you can see, your eye health will be checked. Our doctors will test your color vision, depth perception, as well as check for any early indicators of possible eye disorders, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal problems. Ultimately, your ocular needs will shape how the doctor preform your examination.

Why does the doctor ask me, “which is better, one or two?”

During this portion of the examination the doctors are refining your prescription, by comparing two lenses. When the differences become less noticeable, the doctors are closer to finalizing your prescription.