Day of Visit

The pediatric eye exam is not a difficult experience for babies, toddlers or children.  Our office is designed for kids and Dr. Patterson uses a gentle approach.

Please bring to your appointment:
- Registration forms – see next page to fill out & print forms
- Insurance cards
- Driver’s license or ID

And any of the following that the patient has used:
- Eyeglasses
- Eye drops
- Medication lists
- Contact lens information

We advise that you allow 1.5 - 2 hours in your schedule for the initial complete eye exam.

In order to provide the best environment for your child’s eye exam and to answer all of your questions, we recommend that young brothers and sisters do not come to the appointment if possible.  

As a courtesy to other patients and to avoid a missed appointment fee, please call our office at least 24 hours prior to your appointment if you need to reschedule the appointment.


We participate with most medical insurance plans.  Our office is not contracted with FORWARD Health (Medicaid) Insurance plans. Please call the office to ask if Dr. Patterson is contracted with your medical insurance plan.

Co-pays are due at the time of service.  There are no facility fees.

Most pediatric and adult strabismus eye conditions that are referred by your primary care physician or regular eye doctor do not qualify for coverage under a routine vision plan. Our office is NOT CONTRACTED with any vision plans and all exam claims are submitted to your medical insurance policy.

If your insurance plan does not pay for the services provided, then it is the responsibility of the parent who brings the child to the appointment, regardless of divorce decree, to pay for the non-covered services.