Appointments & Forms
When can I get an appointment and how long will the visit take?
Dr. Vital feels it is important that same day appointments are available for eye emergencies. We know that you did not plan to have an eye problem. We also understand how frightening and urgent a sudden eye problem can be. Therefore, we have designed our schedule to accommodate walk-ins and emergencies. It is common for other eye care providers to send serious and potentially blinding ocular emergencies to our clinic at a moment’s notice. In rare cases, Dr. Vital is required to unexpectedly leave clinic to perform emergency surgery.
Although these types of visits can disrupt the clinic schedule for those with a previously scheduled appointment, our patients understand that if they were the ones with a serious problem, we would be devoting as much attention and resources as necessary to solve their problems as well. Please try to be understanding if we fall behind do to the random circumstances of eye diseases we need to take care of on any given day. We are always doing our best to respect your time and stay on schedule.
We know that you need to get back to your normal routine with as little disruption as possible, as quickly as possible. Budget approximately one hour and fifteen minutes for a routine dilated eye exam. Keep in mind, dilation can take twenty to thirty minutes of that time. Complex eye problems that need diagnostic testing or special surgical considerations can sometimes require more time.
If you have a previously scheduled appointment and find that we are running late, please let the front desk staff know and we will be happy re-schedule an appointment when you can return to us at a better time.