New Patients

The friendly and knowledgeable staff of Advanced Retina Associates is beside you from diagnosis through treatment to answer your questions and concerns. Your initial visit will consist of a comprehensive examination and evaluation of your eye condition.

Before you see the doctor, an experienced ophthalmic technician will take a detailed medical history, perform visual screening tests, and administer drops to dilate your pupils. This is needed so the retina specialist can see into the back of your eye where the retina is located. The dilation process usually requires 20 to 30 minutes and will make it difficult for you to focus. You may wish to arrange to have someone drive you home.

Your doctor will review your medical history with you and examine your eyes with special attention to your retina. Your doctor will explain his or her findings and, if necessary, make recommendations for diagnostic testing. Once a diagnosis is established, your doctor will discuss your treatment options, answer any questions that you may have, and send an extensive report to our referring doctor, including recommendations for future care.

New Patient Process

To help expedite your appointment, we kindly request that you print out all the required new patient registration forms. Complete and bring these forms with you to your first appointment.

Forms of Payment

Advanced Retina Associates accepts major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.For your convenience in addition to accepting credit cards, payment plans are available to give you, and your family payment options for your vision treatment.

Please don’t forget to bring your insurance card, co-payment and referral, if applicable.

Insurance Information

Advanced Retina gladly accepts patients with insurance coverage from:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Florida Healthcare
  • Tricare
  • ChampVA
  • Florida Hospital
  • Volusia Health Network
  • Pomco
  • GEHA
  • Molina
  • Mailhandlers
  • NGS Coresource
  • WVHA/(pomco)
  • Humana (NOT Humana Gold)