Your First Visit
Emphasizing Quality in Eye Care
Laser Eye Surgery Boston, Wellesley, Leominster
At New England Eye Center, your comfort and safety are important to us, and we want you to feel welcome from the moment you step into our office. We understand that your first experience with a laser eye surgery practice can be intimidating; rest assured, our Boston, Wellesley, and Leominster staff will do everything that we can to help you feel comfortable every step of the way. The following set of guidelines will help guarantee that you are fully prepared for your first visit, so you can confidently move forward with your treatment.
How to Prepare
We believe that patients can get the most out of their care when they are well-prepared and well educated. Properly preparing for your initial consultation will ensure that the appointment runs smoothly, your questions and concerns are addressed, and that there are no unwelcome surprises. Before visiting us, there are several things you can do that will enable you to take full advantage of your time in our office. This includes:
- Gathering your health records and medical history information
- Verifying your insurance coverage
- Preparing a list of questions to ask during your appointment
- Considering the topics you would like to discuss with your doctor including your personal goals
What to Expect
Your first visit to our laser eye surgery facility in Boston, Wellesley, or Leominster is an opportunity not only to receive superb care, but to get to know our doctors and staff. We want our patients to view their eye care as an experience, not a simple exchange of services, and encourage you to ask questions. We suggest that you be out of your contact lenses for at least two weeks prior to your first consultation. If you choose this option, it may be possible for us to combine your consultation and screening into one appointment. We also suggest that you bring old contact lens or eyeglass prescriptions on your first visit to give your doctor a chance to assess your eye care history.
During your first consultation, we will take the time to discuss the specific goals you have for your vision, as well as address any questions or concerns you may have regarding treatment. It is important to be honest and open about your questions and concerns in order to allow us to provide care that will suit your needs and wants. We will also review your health records to determine your eligibility for treatment.
After this initial examination, your doctor will discuss all of your treatment options, as well as the risks and benefits of each, so that you can make an informed decision regarding your health and treatment expectations. By working together, we can create an effective, customized treatment plan that will help you obtain the results you desire. The consultation can take up to two hours, so we ask that you schedule your appointment at a time that is convenient for you, so we can devote ample time to your eye care. Also, because your eyes will be dilated during this appointment, we ask that you bring someone along to get you home safely.
It is important to contact your insurance company and verify your coverage prior to your appointment. Our friendly staff can assist you with any payment-related questions, but cannot speak to your specific health care plan. In the event that your desired treatment is not covered by your insurance company (most elective procedures are not covered), we can help with financing options and structured payment plans. Understanding your coverage prior to your appointment will help you make treatment decisions that best suit your individual situation.
Learn More about Laser Eye Surgery
At New England Eye Center we want all of our patients, new and established, to feel comfortable with their eye care. If you have any questions or concerns about your first appointment, a member of our friendly office staff would be happy to assist you. Take the first step toward laser eye surgery success by contacting our Boston, Wellesley, or Leominster practice today.