What to Expect at Your Appointment
We want your visit with our veterinary ophthalmologist to be a pleasant experience for both you and your pet. When you arrive, you will be greeted by one of our receptionists who will ask you to complete our new patient form.
If you prefer, you can complete the in advance and bring it along to your appointment. Please also bring any medications your pet is taking (eye, oral) and appropriate medical records.
- Step 1: Patient History & Diagnostics
Once we have received all your information, we will bring you and your pet into an examination room and obtain a thorough history.
Initial diagnostic tests including a Schirmer tear test, applanation tonometry, and vital staining will be completed.
- Step 2: Comprehensive Exam & Additional Diagnostics
The ophthalmologist will then perform a complete exam. The exam will include vision testing, slit lamp examination (biomicroscopy), and indirect ophthalmoscopy.
The ophthalmologist will then discuss with you the current ocular condition and make therapeutic and/or further diagnostic recommendations.
Other diagnostic techniques that may be performed include gonioscopy, nasolacrimal flushing, harvesting of corneal and conjunctival cells, cytology, aqueocentesis, ocular ultrasound, electroretinography, genetic testing for inherited eye disease, and blood pressure measurement.
- Step 3: Discharge & Next Steps
When your visit is completed, you will be provided with discharge instructions containing a diagnosis, directions for medical therapy, and a description of the current ocular condition.
The ophthalmologist will also send your primary care veterinarian a referral letter to inform them of their findings. We strive to work with your veterinarian to provide the best comprehensive care possible.
Payment & Financing
At Animal Eye Guys in South Florida, we'll help you navigate our options for payment and financing so you can focus on getting your pet the care they need.
- What types of payment options are available?
Payment in full is required at the time of service or upon your pet's discharge from the hospital.
We accept payment by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express.
- Are there payment plans available for my pet’s care?
- Will I be provided with an estimate of costs?
We will provide a good-faith estimate of the cost of our services before pet treatment, however, unforeseen circumstances may arise that influence your final bill.
We will always discuss our written estimate with all clients before they leave our facility, and require a deposit based on our estimate prior to any further treatment.
- What are the fees associated with a specialty appointment?
You are financially responsible for the initial exam fee and any diagnostics or treatment that you consent to for your pet’s treatment. This payment is due at the time of service.
For further hospitalization, diagnostics, or surgery, a deposit is required upfront with payment in full due when your pet is discharged.
- Can you help with my pet insurance?
We’re happy to help you complete pet insurance forms for your pet’s visit.
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