Below is an overview of the consultation process at Jabalpur Eye Care. The thoroughness and detail of the visit we are sure will impress.
Prior to Arrival
If you have booked consultation online, we have brief information about you. If not, 'Your Information' questionnaire can be downloaded from pt_information.pdf. To help us, please fill this form out thoroughly, including medications being taken, any previous eye, medical and surgical conditions. Also do not forget to bring the relavant medical records of the same. This will help us to diagnose your eye condition thoroughly.
For Vision Correction (Laser eye surgery, laser lens exchange, implants), appointments, if you wear contact lenses, try and keep them out for at least one week beforehand. Hard lenses ideally need to be kept out for four weeks.
If your appointment is for a vision correction your eyes will be dilated and you will not be able to drive, so please arrange either for someone to accompany you to your consultation or to drop you off and pick you up afterwards.
Duration of your consultation
New consultations can last from 1 to 3 hours depending on the eye condition and requirement for investigations, so please make sure you have allowed enough time to get the most out of your consultation.
On arrival at your consultation you will be greeted by our reception team. They will take some details from you and let us know you have arrived.
If you have not booked consultation online, you will have received a 'Your Information' questionnaire. To help us, please fill this form out thoroughly, including medications being taken, any previous eye, medical and surgical conditions.
Here we will spend a few minutes explaining what is going to happen to allay any anxieties you might have. You will be asked some questions about what has prompted you to book a consultation and what you’re hoping to achieve. If you have bought someone with for you for support they are welcome to join your consultation. It is perfectly normal to have a lot of questions and feel a bit nervous during the consultation process so we encourage you to ask as many questions as you want to any of the Jabalpur Eye Care team.
Once your your reasons and needs for consultation has been clarified , you will move on to some exploratory tests*. These include a minimum of: Vision testing (with and without glasses) at distance and near, refraction (check for power required for each eye), Corneal topography (measurement of corneal shape), intraocular pressures, corneal thickness and pupil dilation for a retinal examination. Depending on the reason for consultation and preliminary findings, further tests, investigations or consultations may be carried out. You will also be shown a series of short informational videos about your condition and options that may be recommended by your surgeon.
After these tests are complete, the surgeon will confirm the results of your initial tests. Your consultation with the surgeon will involve further questioning and a further discussion about you and your needs, more tests may well be required based on the findings. Your surgeon will provide you with information about your condition and also make recommendations on how this can be managed. Should a procedure be recommended, the alternatives, benefits and risks will be discussed to allow you to make a fully informed decision.
If you decide to go ahead with the procedure recommended to you, one of our patient coordinators will offer you a choice of appointment dates. To secure your preferred date for a procedure a non-refundable deposit will be required.