Step 1 - Registration
At the reception counter ,one of the front office executives will request you to write your name, complete address, telephone numbers and other details which help us in communicating better with you.
Subsequently, you will be registered and allotted a registration number. Your information will become a part of our computerized data base, for all future reference, every time you visit or call our centre.
Step 2- Initial Pressure Check and Dilatation
Now the Intra-Ocular Pressure (IOP) i.e. pressure of your eye will be checked with a automated instrument specifically designed for this purpose. Any abnormality in the eye pressure could mean serious eye disease.
You now need to sit in the waiting area and depending on the information given and your IOP (Intraocular Pressure) you will be advised for your eye/s (Pupil/s) to be dilated for detailed examination of the retina.
In the main hall our Patient Care Attendants will put the dilating eye drops (Tropicacyl and Phenylepherine drops) in your eyes as often as necessary. Some patients may need more drops and time than others. You are requested to sit with your eyes closed for better effect of the drops.
At this point you may feel that waiting is long, but let us assure you that it will be worth the wait. As every eye is unique, so is yours. Hence some people need more time in the doctor’s room and some individuals eyes (pupils) do not get dilated as easily.
Step 3- Ophthalmic History and Examination
Initial Detailed Eye Check up:
Later when your turn comes you will be asked to go to Doctor’s room. Here a detailed inquiry about your eye condition, its previous treatments or surgery and your past and family history will be documented.
PLEASE DO TELL THE DOCTOR IF YOU HAVE ANY DRUG ALLERGIES.
A detailed examination of your eye will be done with special slit microscopes, indirect ophthalmoscopes and other instruments by the doctor.
Step 4 - Refraction/ Glass check up
Refraction ( Glasses)
If deemed necessary by the doctor, you will be asked to wait to be seen by our Optometrists/Refractionists, who will check your vision and do special tests to finalize the proper prescription of your glasses.
Step 5- Specialist Consultation (if required)
Consultation with Your Specialist:
Now depending on your eye problem, the doctor will refer you to the concerned specialist for further special consultation if required.
We have specialists for Retina and Uveitis, Cornea, Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Glaucoma, Squint and Paediatric Ophthalmology.
After the specialist has examined you, you may either be prescribed the treatment, laser, medicines or surgery. Depending on your disease, the consultant might also want you to undergo certain tests/ investigations prior to prescribing treatment.
Step 6- Further Specialised Tests ( if required)
Depending on your investigation and treatment you will be directed to your doctor, surgical counselor, ophthalmic technician or the reception in case you need to take a appointment for the procedure.