How long will my appointment take?
Most new visits will take 90 minutes to 2 and 1/2 hours. Visits requiring extra testing may take longer. Return visits are typically 1 hour, although they may be longer if dilation or testing is required.
Where can I park?
We have an underground garage in our building accessed on Terry Ave. There is limited nearby street parking subject to Seattle City parking fees.
Will I get any blood work drawn?
If you are a new patient or if you are a returning patient on long-term medication, there is a possibility you will need blood work, drawn in our clinic by our registered nursing staff.
What kinds of tests might be done?
You may have some of the following tests done in our clinic: photography, OCT, visual field, dye studies. Your doctor will determine if you will need any studies.
Do I need to bring a list of my allergies & medications with me?
Yes. Please bring a current list at each visit.
Should I bring in my eyeglasses?
If you wear them regularly then you will want to wear them for the eye vision test.
Should I bring in my outside records?
Yes. It is always helpful to us. If you have had an MRI or CT scan, please bring it on disc. We can add these to your electronic record.
How can I reach someone if I have a problem or emergency?
During clinic hours (M-F 0800 to 1630) please call 206-744-2020. If it is after hours, weekends or holidays please call the 24 hour Nurse Line at 206-744-3276 or the HMC paging operator at 206-744-3000 and ask to speak with the on-call eye doctor.
How soon should I call if I see flashes or new floaters?
It is imperative that you call as soon as you see bright flashes or new floaters. We can treat you within the first 48 hours if it is necessary.
I hear you have moved to South Lake Union. What is offered there?
The UW Medicine Eye Institute, adjacent to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, is our primary location for treating patients. We will be opening a new Retina Center at UW Medicine in South Lake Union in the Fall of 2018. For details, follow this link.