New Patient Office Consultations
PERFORMED IN DULUTH, GA (NORTH OF ATLANTA) AT GEORGIA EYE PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS
Unlike office visits, which should be routine for check-ups and to order new eyeglasses or contact lenses, office consultations are conducted only when new patients have their first visit to Georgia Eye Physicians and Surgeons, or when established patients have a transfer of care. Some common health conditions, like shingles, diabetes, or even arthritis, can potentially have an effect on your vision. A family physician may refer a patient with such an eye condition to Georgia Eye so that our board certified ophthalmologist and licensed optometrist can evaluate the vision symptoms and form a proper treatment plan.
During this initial visit, Dr. William Segal or Dr. Marc Lay will meet with you personally and perform a comprehensive eye examination. These diagnostic tests will not only screen for specific eye problems, such as glaucoma, cataracts, presbyopia, and infections, but will also establish a detailed baseline “snap-shot” so that we can track any future changes in your eyes and vision. This process generally involves taking several high-resolution pictures of both the interior and exterior of the eye using:
- Fundus Photography: Painlessly captures digital images of the interior of the eye to detect abnormalities of the retina, vitreous, choroid, and optic nerve.
- External Eye Photography: Pictures of the eye taken with a high-resolution digital camera are used to gauge the progression of skin conditions that can affect the eye area such as eyelid lesions, rosacea, blepharitis, or skin cancer.
In addition, our experienced staff will assist you in filling out all the necessary forms and take a thorough medical history. If necessary, we will also perform careful, precise measurements for glasses and contact lenses. After the exam, Dr. Segal or Dr. Lay will sit down with you and explain your diagnosis. If test results indicate that you require eyeglasses, contact lenses, LASIK surgery, or any other eye care service, we will also go over all of the available treatment options. Dr. Segal and Dr. Lay understand that the eyes are a vital feature and so encourage patients to ask as many questions as they might need.