At Retina Specialists of North Alabama, your vision is our first priority. Expect your physician to treat you with compassion and respect, ensuring that you understand your condition and the treatment options.
To understand the diseases and conditions that affect the eye, it helps to understand basic eye anatomy prior to educating yourself on the variety of conditions we treat.
What to Expect At Your First Visit:
Examination of the retina and the posterior segment of the eye requires dilation of the pupil. Many patients experience difficulty with bright light, driving and reading for several hours after having their eyes dilated. Please bring a driver with you to your exam so that your return home will be safe and comfortable.
New patient visits frequently require one to two hours. If additional testing and treatment are required, then the visit can take even longer. Please plan your visit accordingly. We will do our best to accomplish as much as possible during each visit. Feel free to let us know if you have any scheduling conflicts and we will do all that we can to reschedule your visit.
We thank you for allowing us to help with your eye care needs and look forward to serving you.