At Ophthalmology Associates of San Antonio, we strive to make your visit as pleasant and convenient as possible. Before your appointment, we recommend you review the tips and information below to make your visit a smooth one. If you have any scheduling or financial questions, we are available during regular business hours at (210) 223-5561.
Make an appointment
To schedule an appointment, please call (210) 223-5561.
Schedule enough time
When planning your appointment, please allow adequate time for a comprehensive eye exam (approximately 1.5 hours, in addition to any other diagnostic tests the doctor may deem necessary).
Often your pupils must be dilated during an eye exam. Dilation is necessary for a thorough evaluation of your eyes. Dilation may cause your vision to become blurry and lights will appear brighter than usual. We suggest you bring sunglasses to your appointment. If you are concerned about driving while dilated, please bring someone with you to drive you home.
Click here for directions to any of the Ophthalmology Associates’ locations. Please allow enough time for parking if you are visiting the downtown location.
Download and complete forms
To facilitate the check-in process when you come in for your appointment, please download, print and fill out the forms below ahead of time.
- Patient Information (pdf)
- Records Release (pdf)
- HIPPA Patient Acknowledgment (pdf)
- Refractions Cost Acknowledgment (pdf)
Please fill out these forms if:
- You are a new patient
- Your personal information (address, phone number or insurance) has changed since the last visit
- Your medical history and/or medication has changed since the last visit
Bring list of medications
Please bring a complete list, with dosages, of your current medications, nutritional supplements, over-the-counter medicines and herbal supplements with you to your appointment. This will help with the check-in process and provide the doctor with information he or she may need to prescribe treatment or make a diagnosis.
Bring your corrective lenses and sunglasses
Please bring your contacts and/or glasses with you to your appointment. It is also advisable to bring a pair of sunglasses since your eyes may be dilated, which may make your eyes more sensitive to the bright light several hours after your exam.
We would like to keep our fees as low as possible. You can help by paying for services, including co-pays and deductibles, at the time of your visit.
As a service to our patients, Ophthalmology Associates’ billing department will file surgical and diagnostic insurance claims. For visits and surgery, we accept cash, check, and all major credit cards as forms of payment. If you have a question about financial policies or are experiencing a financial hardship, we are happy to discuss it with you.
Flexible Spending Account
If you participate in a flexible health care spending program through your employer, you can use your dollars at Ophthalmology Associates for your eye exam. Contacts, frames and prescription sunglasses are often also eligible for flex spend dollars. Lasik and other refractive, cosmetic and elective surgery procedures can be financed in this manner as well.