Preparing for Your Visit


Welcome and thank you for choosing Illinois Retina Associates! In an effort to make your visit as efficient as possible, please take the time to read the following content regarding your upcoming visit.

Our goal is to make your visit as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We take extra time to help you understand your medical condition and give you as much information as you need about your treatment options. If you have any questions, please ask us.

Preparing for Your Visit

A visit to the doctor is rarely convenient. We try to schedule all necessary examinations and tests during your visit. You will see a nurse or ophthalmic technician, your doctor and other staff, if needed. Understandably, this takes time – sometimes two to three hours, or even longer if your doctor feels that immediate treatment is necessary. We kindly ask for your patience.

We also suggest that you have a family member or friend accompany you on your first visit since you will receive important information about your condition and its treatment. Having someone with you will help you retain and remember more. During this visit, we will also dilate your eyes, so we strongly advise that you not drive. If possible, plan on having a friend or family member accompany you to any appointment that involves a procedure or treatment of any kind so that you do not have to drive.

Below are a list of other items regarding your visit to Illinois Retina:
1. Complete Patient Check-In Interview

You will receive a text and/or email link, based upon which you provided, from PHREESIA, our patient registration provider.

Please allow 15-20 minutes to complete. This is our only form of registration; if not completed beforehand, you will be required to complete it upon arrival, which will likely add to the time you are in our office.

2. Prepare for Your Office Visit

Please bring the following documents and information to your first visit:

  • Driver’s license or other valid government-issued photo identification
  • Insurance card and any co-payment due for visit
  • Referral or consultation form if applicable
  • Any pertinent medical history such as lab results
  • A list of all medications you are taking
3. Get Directions to Our Office

Visit our Locations page to find a map to the Illinois Retina Associates office where you are scheduled to see your physician. You can then get personalized driving directions right to our front door!


If you need to authorize to have your medical records sent to another physician or facility, please download and print the Authorization for Disclosure form below and return to the office.

Thank you for your assistance and welcome! We look forward to seeing you on the day of your appointment!