New Patients

Welcome to Sight Eye

Welcome to Sight Eye Clinic! We are glad that you are investing in your family’s and your personal eye and vision health. It is always our goal to provide the best possible personalized eye care in a welcoming, friendly environment. We do understand that visiting a new doctor can be a nerve-wracking experience, so we want to make your first visit—and any that come after—as calm and easy for you as possible.

Preparing for Your Visit

ophthalmology waiting roomPreparing for your visit can make the whole check-in process and appointment go more smoothly. We will need to make copies of a photo ID, like a driver’s license, and your up-to-date health insurance cards, so please bring all of them with you to your appointment. If you have additional vision insurance, we’ll need information for that, too. We are required to have all of this to be able to bill your insurance. If you’re not sure if we partner with your insurance provider, give us a call ahead of time to check!

During your appointment, we’ll be asking about personal and family health history and any medications you may be taking. If either of these areas are extensive, it can be helpful to bring a list—especially of your medications—along with you. Don’t forget to bring your current glasses and/or contacts, too, and a copy of their prescriptions if you have them. Contact lens prescriptions can often be found on their boxes.

We also ask that you print off and completely fill out our patient forms before you arrive, then bring them with you to your appointment. You can download them below. This helps expedite the check-in process and limits how much time you’ll have to spend signing forms at the front desk.

What to Expect from Your Exam

A complete eye exam, particularly one for a new patient, typically lasts between 60-90 minutes, though they can run longer if you need additional testing. Our team will take some quick measurements of your eyes, then perform basic vision tests and check glasses prescriptions. We’ll also check your eye’s pressure and ask basic questions about your eye health, symptoms you may be having, your health history, and so on. For children, we test depth perception as well.

For a complete exam, your eyes will also have to be dilated, allowing our ophthalmologists Dr. Ed Leuschner, Dr. Bryan Huffman, and Dr. Peter Bast to see into your eyes and check your retina and lens. This will make your eyes light-sensitive for a few hours and can somewhat blur your vision, so bring sunglasses. Many people are still able to drive after dilation if they wear sunglasses, but if you are not comfortable doing so, consider arranging a ride to and from your appointment.

We Look Forward to Seeing You!

Eye health and vision are important for just about everything in modern life, so investing in your eyes is vital. We’re glad you and your family are taking steps to take care of your vision health—and we’re glad you’re coming to Sight Eye Clinic. We love serving our community and consider every person who comes through our doors part of our own “family.”

Thanks again for choosing Sight Eye Clinic. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach our Zeeland, MI, office by phone at (616) 772-2020.

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