Examination Process

​Due to the complex nature of eye diseases, your initial evaluation may take two to three hours. Subsequent visits may be considerably shorter, but that depends upon your individual situation and the time required for necessary diagnostic tests and/or treatments. Because dilation of your pupils may result in blurred near vision and increased sensitivity to light, you may wish to bring sunglasses with you and arrange to have a driver.

Your initial visit to our practice will include a comprehensive examination and evaluation of your eyes. Prior to seeing your physician, you will first meet with an experienced ophthalmic technician who will take a detailed medical history, perform visual screening tests, and administer drops to dilate your pupils. The dilation process usually takes 20-30 minutes.

Next, your physician will review your medical history with you and examine your eyes, paying special attention to your retina and optic nerve. The doctor will explain the findings and, if necessary, make recommendations for diagnostic testing.

Once a diagnosis is established, he will discuss your treatment options with you, address your questions and concerns, and send an extensive report to your referring doctor and primary care physician.

We are committed to providing you with outstanding patient care and to minimizing your wait times. However, ocular emergencies are inevitable. Please be aware that we make every effort to allow for these unpredictable events in our scheduling.

What should you bring?

  • Insurance cards
  • Complete list of medications, allergies, and previous surgeries
  • Your prescription eyeglasses
  • ​​An interpreter or translator if neccessary
  • Sunglasses
  • ​Consider having a driver
  • ​Copays are appreciated at the time of service

To expedite the check in process, you may print and fill out your new patient forms.

Mohawk Valley Retina
4350 Middle Settlement Rd
New Hartford, NY 13413
(315) 732-0995, fax (315) 732-0689