What to expect at my first appointment?

  • As previously mentioned, the neuro-optometric examination utilizes extensive testing - so this exam will be longer than your traditional eye examination - usually about 45 minutes or more

  • If your vision makes you dizzy, nauseous, or headachy - so will this exam.  Dr. Theis may need to aggravate some symptoms to diagnose and treat your oculomotor problems

    • This means that you should have someone drive or have alternative means of transportation JUST IN CASE.

    • Dr. Theis may end an exam prematurely and break up the exam into multiple visits to avoid over-provoking symptoms

  • If the car makes you dizzy, nauseous, or headachy - PLEASE arrive early and wait in the parking lot so that your symptoms can improve before she does her exam

    • While not ideal, if you are unable to do an in-person office visit for your initial eval, you can request a telemedicine visit instead. Please note we will be unable to perform all testing in a telemedicine setting, but we will do our best to do what we can​

  • You MIGHT be dilated at this eye examination.  Dilation can make your reading vision blurry for a few hours/the rest of the day, make you light sensitive, disoriented, and for some patients unable to drive. Please plan appropriately.

What should I bring with me to my appointment?

  • You will need to complete your consent and new-patient intake forms  BEFORE you arrive. You can either fill them out online through Patient Fusion portal (you will get an email with a link) or you can print the forms and fax them back to us 804-509-0543.

  • Please have your previous exam records from referring providers faxed to 804-509-0543 

  • Please bring your eyeglasses if you use them and a copy of the prescription if you have it

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