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What to expect

A typical complete eye exam may require 1.5 to 2 hours in our office. We do our best to stay on time, but emergencies and unexpected needs of other patients may put us behind schedule. We will do our best to make your visit as smooth and efficient as possible, and keep you informed about any unexpected delays. However, please plan an appropriate amount of time for your visit so that we can do a thorough exam and address your questions and concerns.


When you have a complete eye exam, we will usually dilate your eyes. This involves instilling drops in your eyes to enlarge the pupils so the doctor can perform a thorough internal examination of your eye. This is normally done as part of a complete eye exam or consultation, and is necessary to evaluate for any medical problems inside the eye. When your eyes are dilated, your vision will be temporarily blurry and sensitive to light, typically for four to six hours. The exact duration will depend on your individual reaction to the dilating drops. You may have difficulty reading and doing close work, or being outdoors after dilation. We can provide temporary sunglasses to reduce the light-sensitivity, but we recommend that you do not work or drive for several hours after your eye examination, and make arrangements for transportation to and from your visit. We can provide referrals to taxi and ride services and other transportation resources on request.

Services and Procedures

  • Medical and Surgical Ophthalmology

  • Routine eye and vision care

  • Optical shop

  • Contact lenses

  • Advanced diagnostic vision testing

  • Advanced cataract surgery

  • Intraocular lens implants for presbyopia and astigmatism (Restot and Tecnis Multifocal, toric, crystalens, Trulign, and Symfony IOL's).

  • Glaucoma surgery, including Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS, iStent, canaloplasty, KDB goniotomy) and trabeculectomy.

  • Pterygium Surgery (with no-stitch conjunctival autograft and amniotic membrane grafting).


Think it's time for an eye exam? Call to schedule your appointment today!

Patient Forms

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Financial Arrangements

See if your insurance is accepted at Coastal eye! If not, call us and we will work with you!

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