First Time Patient Instructions
What to Expect at Your First Office Visit
When visiting Dakota Eye Institute for the first time, we ask that you arrive about 15 minutes before your appointment to fill out paperwork. Please bring your insurance card and be prepared to answer some brief health history questions.Co-pays and fees for refractions are expected at the time of service.
To plan your schedule accordingly, please know that the initial comprehensive eye exam with an ophthalmologist can take 1½ to 2 hours and will require both eyes to be dilated for complete examination, retinal evaluations and other important procedures. Eye exams with an optometrist can take about 1 hour.
The Dakota Eye Institute Comprehensive Eye Service provides diagnostic, medical, and surgical services. Included with these services are screening and treatment for common eye diseases (including cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetes-related eye problems), spectacle and contact lens prescriptions and evaluation of patients who may have lost vision but do not know the diagnosis.
Please bring your contact lenses and eye wear to your examination.