Welcome to Champlain Ophthalmology
Thank you for choosing Champlain Ophthalmology. We look forward to meeting you and taking care of your eye care needs.
To Make a New Appointment
What to Bring to your First Appointment
You should bring your insurance card(s), photo ID, current pair of glasses, contact lens information, and previous ocular medical records for your first visit with us. If your plan requires a referral, please bring it with you to your appointment.
New Patient Forms
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your first appointment to complete your registration. Please complete the following forms prior to your first visit. You can either download all forms and bring them to your appointment, or submit them online by clicking each one below:
What to Expect on Your First Visit
Your initial visit to our practice will include a comprehensive examination. First, you will meet with an experienced ophthalmic technician who will take a detailed medical history and perform initial visual screening tests. If you would like a new prescription for glasses, the technician will perform a refraction. If you would like to be evaluated for contact lenses, you can make a special appointment with our contact lens specialist.
Next, the technician will administer drops that dilate the iris if your exam requires dilation. The dilation process takes approximately 20-30 minutes, depending on the color of your eyes. Next, your physician will review your medical history and examine your eyes. Once a diagnosis is established, your physician will discuss your treatment options with you, respond to your questions and concerns, and make recommendations for your future care.
Please allow 2 hours for your initial visit. Subsequent visits may be considerably shorter; however, the duration of your visit depends on the complexity of disease, the need for diagnostic testing, and possible treatments. Because dilation of your pupils may result in blurred near vision and increased sensitivity to light, you may wish to bring sunglasses with you and arrange to have someone drive you home afterward.
Billing and Insurance
We participate with most insurance companies and will file claims on your behalf. Although the majority of the professional services performed in our offices are likely to be covered by your health insurance plan, we recommend that you be familiar with the terms of your policy. For patients not covered by insurance, individual arrangements may be made with our practice administrator. All co-pays and deductibles are collected at the time of service. If you should have any questions about our fees or your financial obligations, please let us know.