Ophthalmologic and Optometric appointments can be made for either the Eye CareCenter office located in Tullahoma, Shelbyville, or Winchester. We see patientsby appointment Monday through Friday and many Saturday mornings.
If your call is long distance please use toll free.
If you are unable to keep your appointment or are going to be late, please call our office as soon as possible. This courtesy allows us to be of service to other patients.
On your first visit, we will begin your permanent record. To assist in promptly and accurately recording essential information, we request that you bring the following:
* Insurance cards - Medicare, Blue Cross, Medicaid, etc.
* Present glasses - even if broken or not regularly worn
* Contact lenses - your contact lens prescription or bottles if you have them
* A list of your current medications or your medicine bottles
* To download new patient forms please click here. (there are four pages to fill out.)
The first visit, which is a complete eye examination, will focus on your mainvisual or eye complaint; you will also be thoroughly screened for other eye problems.
Other Appointments (cont.)
This examination will take approximately one hour and will include the use of eye drops which may blur your vision and make your eyes sensitive to light. Plan your visit accordingly and arrange for someone to drive you home. Bring sun glasses if you have them. Follow-up visits, if necessary, will be scheduled after the first visit.
We try our very best to stay on schedule, although emergencies sometimes arise. If we are seriously delayed, we will try to notify you beforehand. Occasionally we may call patients in the waiting room out of turn if their needs are urgent or it is a post operative exam. We ask your patience if you have to wait; we know your time is valuable. We hate to keep you waiting.
To save you the time and expense of some follow-up visits, once treatment has begun, we may ask you to call to report on your condition. Our technicians will take this information and give you instructions.
Please call our office if you have any questions regarding your condition, medication, or treatment. Our technicians are specially trained to answer your questions, arrange prescription refills, etc. If your need to speak to the physician personally, he will return your call when conditions permit. We do not charge for telephone consultations.
Many diseases have similar symptoms, so if you have developed a complication or a new problem, please understand the need for a reexamination in the office.