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New Patients FAQ

We are excited to welcome you and your pets as new patients at Ophthalmology For Animals, Inc.! Below are a few answers to some questions you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions


What should you expect at your first appointment?

New patient visits typically take about 40 minutes. This will include an exam as well as baseline testing that can usually be done in the exam room with you sitting comfortably with your pet. Treatment options will be explained as well as estimates if procedures or surgery is required.

What should you bring to your first appointment?

Please bring all of the medications that have been prescribed to your pet for his or her eye issues. In addition, bring the name and contact information for your primary veterinarian.

Payment Information

Payment is required at the time services are rendered or at the time of service whichever makes sense. Payment is accepted by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and CareCredit.

Payment Plan

CareCredit offers a flexible payment program to pay for services over a period of time. Please follow one of the links below to learn more and easily apply online from home:

Download New Patient Form

You may download our pdfnew patient form and bring it with you to your appointment, or fill out our new patient paperwork online.

ECR Exams

An ECR exam screens for hereditary eye diseases and abnormalities in purebred dogs. Results are used by breeders as a guide to produce healthier dogs and by the OFA ECR (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals’ Eye Certification Registry) to track and provide information on trends in eye disease and breed susceptibility.

What is a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist?

Primary veterinary care providers want the best possible care for their patients. To meet the need for advanced eye care, a general practice veterinarian may refer a patient to an ACVO® certified specialist. Ophthalmology specialists provide expertise and equipment needed to diagnose and treat animal eye disease. General practitioners view specialists as an extension of their own practice and a method of providing a level of ocular health care not available in general practice.