What can I expect as a new patient?
On the day of your appointment, you will need to bring your letter of referral with you, or if your referring practitioner is sending it to us directly, please ensure that we have received it prior to coming in for your appointment.
When you arrive to our practice one of the friendly reception staff will get some basic information from you to create a file. Following this you will then be seen by an Orthoptist who will conduct the initial examination and complete any necessary pre-testing before you see the ophthalmologist. The Orthoptist may need to put some dilating drops in, which need time to work before you can see the ophthalmologist.
The ophthalmologist will then see you and conduct their examination. Depending on their findings they may or may not request more tests to be done by the Orthoptist in which case you will have those done before seeing the ophthalmologist again.