Your First Visit
Compassionate Friendly Care
The friendly knowledgeable staff of medical professionals at Retina Associates of Sarasota is beside you from diagnosis through treatment to answer your questions and concerns. At Retina Associates of Sarasota, we genuinely care about our patients. Your initial visit will consist of a comprehensive examination and evaluation of your eye condition, which may require 1-3 hours. Subsequent visits may be considerably shorter, depending upon your individual diagnosis and any tests or treatments that may be needed.
Before you see your doctor, an experienced ophthalmic technician will take a detailed medical history, perform visual screening tests, and administer drops to dilate your pupils. This is needed so that the retina specialist can see into the back of your eye where the retina is located. The dilation process usually requires 20 to 30 minutes and will make it difficult for you to focus. You may wish to arrange to have someone drive you home.
Your doctor will review your medical history with you and examine your eyes with special attention to your retina. Your doctor will explain his or her findings and, if necessary, make recommendations for diagnostic testing. Once a diagnosis is established, your doctor will discuss your treatment options, answer any questions that you may have, and send an extensive report to your referring doctor, including recommendations for future care.
Click below to download our New Patient Packet. It is helpful to bring a list of current medications as well as your insurance cards and photo identification with you. If you (or your doctor) wish to send over records in preparation for your appointment, you can fax them to us at 941-924-0309. It is helpful to know if the patient has had an injection or retinal surgery prior.
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Excellence Means Putting the Needs of Our Patients First
Retina Associates of Sarasota looks forward to having you join our host of satisfied patients. Every member of our team -- physicians, medical assistants, technicians, secretaries, receptionists, aides, and insurance specialists -- is committed to you and your family. Each of our doctors has schedules tailored to your needs. Retina Associates of Sarasota is available when you need us.
Retina Associates of Sarasota is open from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Our offices are closed on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
To schedule an appointment, please call us at:
- Retina Associates of Sarasota, Sarasota: (941) 924-0303
- Retina Associates of Sarasota, Port Charlotte: (941) 743-3937
- Retina Associates of Sarasota, Venice: (941) 412-0303
- Retina Associates of Sarasota, Bradenton: (941) 924-0303
Retina Associates of Sarasota Serves Patients From Around the Globe
Retina Associates of Sarasota is pleased to welcome international patients. Retina Associates of Sarasota has a long history of caring for patients who travel to the United States for their retinal surgery. To facilitate the needs of these patients please contact us at (941) 924-0303 and a member of our team will assist you.