What To Expect

The friendly knowledgeable staff at Retina Associates of St. Louis is ready to assist you to help you understand your diagnosis and treatment; to answer your questions and concerns. We genuinely care about our patients. Your first visit will consist of an eye examination and evaluation of your eye condition, which will require several 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 ophthalmic technician will take your medical history, perform visual screening tests, intra ocular pressure tests and administer drops to dilate your pupils. This is needed so that the retina specialist can see into the back of your eye. 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.

Retina Associates of St. Louis is open from 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday. Our offices are closed on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

To schedule an appointment, please call us at 314-839-1211, our operator will be happy to assist you in making an appointment at one of convenient locations that is closest to you.

Once you have made your initial appointment, you can download and complete or registration forms by simply clicking below. You can bring the completed forms to your first appointment. When you arrive at one of our offices for your appointment, you will be greeted by our receptionist who will help check you in and make sure we have all of your current contact, health and insurance information. Downloading and bringing the completed forms will help to speed up the registration process and get you in to see the doctor faster.