to expect during initial office visit
Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time
in order to fill out registration and medical forms. Your first visit
will generally last 1-2 hours. Both eyes will be dilated for complete
examination and other necessary tests and procedures may be performed on the
same day. Please bring sunglasses and someone to drive you home, as driving may feel
uncomfortable and may be unsafe when pupils are dilated. Family members and friends
are welcome to accompany you to your appointment and exam.
Most laser treatments are performed in the office, however if hospital
surgery is necessary it will be scheduled according to the nature of
the disease and urgency of the disease.
We thank you in advance for providing us with the most complete information
Dr. Avakian is a preferred provider with all major insurance companies,
therefore most insurance plans are accepted. However if Dr. Avakian
is not contracted with your insurance company, we will gladly complete
any forms necessary to assist you in securing payment from your insurance
If your insurance requires a referral for seeing a specialist, please contact your primary care doctor to obtain one.
Copays are required, as always, to be paid at the time of service.