Chesterfield Ophthalmology


eyeQ. Can I drive myself home safely after a visit?

Dilating drops may be used in the course of the examination which may cause temporary blurring of near vision and may make your eyes sensitive to light. You may want to bring sunglasses or a friend to drive you home.


Q. Do I pay immediately after my visit?

It is our policy to collect payment at time of service unless prior arrangements for billing were made. If your insurance is a managed-care plan (HMO) please obtain the necessary referrals prior to being seen. In all cases, you are responsible for any co-payments or deductibles required by your insurance. We strive to answer any questions you have concerning your insurance coverage and will assist you in any way to accomplish this in a
timely fashion.

Q. When should I visit an ophthalmologist?

A. If you are experiencing any of the following Signs or Symptoms, promptly contact your ophthalmologist)

  • Blurry vision uncorrected by lenses
  • Double vision
  • Dimming of vision that comes and goes, or sudden loss of vision
  • Red eye or eye pain
  • Loss of peripheral vision (side vision)
  • Haloes (colored rays or circles around lights)
  • Crossed, turned or wandering eye
  • Twitching or shaking eye
  • Flashes or streaks of light
  • New floaters (spots, strings or shadows)
  • Discharge, crusting or excessive tearing
  • Swelling of any part of the eye
  • Bulging of one or both eyes
  • Differences in the size of eyes
  • Diabetes