Current glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses or a copy of your most recent glasses prescription (Rx)
A list of all current eye drops and/or oral medications you are using, including over-the-counter medications
Contact information for your physician(s) and a list of any health problems you may currently be experiencing or have had in the past
What to expect at your appointment
The Cornea and Contact Lens Service operates in a team approach with third and fourth year professional students conducting the exam under the direct supervision of highly skilled clinical faculty. Final decisions regarding your prescription, contact lens design and materials, and, if needed, treatment of any eye diseases, will be made by our faculty.
During the exam, your vision and eye health will be assessed with a variety of instruments. Your prescription will be determined and advice offered on the suitable options available for correction with glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery. During the health evaluation of your eye, we will screen for such diseases as keratoconus, glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.
Your eyes will most likely be dilated as part of your examination. This means that eye drops will be applied that better allows the doctor to view the inside of your eye, including the retina and optic nerve. This internal eye examination is especially important for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure and those who are near-sighted.