Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time to register and check in. New patient appointments will be scheduled for 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the reason for the visit. Postoperative appointments will be scheduled for 15 to 20 minutes.
1 – New Patient Forms
To make your visit more efficient, please fill out the forms below and bring them with you:
2 – Insurance Cards
Please bring all current insurance cards with you to the appointment.
3 – Photo ID
We are required to obtain a copy of your photo ID to prevent insurance fraud.
4 – Medications
Please either bring a current list of all medications you are taking, or the medications in the bottles as received from the pharmacy. Please also bring a list of over the counter medications including herbs, vitamins, and supplements.
5 – Eyeglasses / contact lenses
In order to check your best corrected vision, please bring your best or most recent eyeglasses, even if you no longer use them regularly. Contact lens wearers please bring your lens case and glasses.
6 – CT or MRI reports & disc with images (if applicable)
Dr. Schiedler prefers to review the images herself whenever possible. This sometimes avoids having to do another imaging test. Please obtain a copy on a DVD from radiology services where you had the imaging done.
7 – Cosmetic consultation
Old photographs of yourself, portraits are best (in addition to the above). Please refer to Fees and Financing for information on our cosmetic consultation fees.
During your exam, Dr. Schiedler will take photographs to document your medical condition. Some insurance companies require this for pre-authorization for surgery.
Dr. Schiedler does not do refractions (eyeglasses prescription exams). If you would like to update your glasses or contact lens prescription, please call your previous eye care physician, or ask us for a referral.
Your pupils may be dilated during your initial visit, depending on the condition being evaluated, and previous dilated eye exams done in the recent past by other eye care physicians. Dilation lasts several hours and may blur your vision. If you have not previously driven with dilated pupils, you should bring a driver.
Your child’s eyes may or may not be dilated, depending on the nature of the condition being evaluated, and any previous eye exams in the recent past by other eye physicians. Please bring proof of guardianship if you are the non-parent legal guardian. Due to distractions and space constraints, we request that additional children do not accompany the child-patient to their appointment.
We encourage you to call us anytime at (541) 708-6393 if you have a question before your appointment, before surgery, or any concerns after surgery.