Medical Office Visits

Optometrist & Contact Lens Specialist located on Newbury St, Back Bay, Boston, MA

Medical Office Visits

Dr. Stacy Coen offers ocular medical consultations. Often, unexpected ocular complications or concerns arise, requiring a doctor to conduct diagnostic tests for accurate assessment, potential medication prescriptions, and the creation of a personalized treatment plan to address the specific issue.

Commonly addressed ocular concerns encompass a range of issues, including complications related to contact lenses, foreign objects, physical trauma, visual disturbances, fluctuating vision and individuals experiencing ocular symptoms such as itchiness, burning, irritation, redness, discharge, pain, and sensitivity to light.

Medical Office Visits Q&A

Medical office visits are appointments you can make with your optometrist at any time. Dr. Stacy Coen, LLC dba BLINK welcomes you to the office for evaluations and routine exams.

Comprehensive eye exams at Dr. Stacy Coen, LLC dba BLINK detect eye issues in the early stages long before they cause vision loss or other complications. Keeping on track with your routine eye exams can reduce your risk of vision loss or decline. You can also ensure you always have the right eyeglasses or contacts prescription. 

What happens during a medical office visit?

Comprehensive eye exams always include the same general steps, though your optometrist may recommend additional tests or services based on your age, health, and needs. 

Greetings and introductions happen on arrival. After that, the steps of a comprehensive eye exam visit are:

  • Review of your medical history
  • Visual acuity testing
  • Refraction testing
  • Eye health examination
  • A detailed discussion of your exam’s findings
  • Glasses or contacts prescription update
  • Personalized care recommendations as needed

Throughout your visit, you’re encouraged to ask questions and express any concerns about your eye health. Be sure to report unusual symptoms like vision disturbances or eye irritation. It’s important to be transparent about your vision to receive the most accurate and detailed care. 

When should I make a medical office visit?

Most people need a comprehensive eye exam every one to three years. Your optometrist may change your recommendations based on your age or health. If you have diabetes, for example, you may need to visit more often. Eye exams can even detect diabetes in its early stages, among other conditions. 

You should schedule a medical office visit if you experience noticeable vision changes or disturbances. 

How should I prepare for a medical office visit?

When planning a medical office visit to Dr. Stacy Coen, LLC dba BLINK, gather any important documents, information, and devices that might assist your optometrist during the process. You should bring:

  • An updated list of medications
  • Your current glasses or contact lenses
  • The contact information of your primary care doctor
  • Vision insurance information

If you’re getting your pupils dilated (which happens during most yearly eye exams), be sure to bring a friend or family member who can safely drive you home. 

Call Dr. Stacy Coen, LLC dba BLINK or book an appointment online for more information on medical office visits and what to expect.