Consultations

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation and eye exam.  Dr.Benefield or Dr. Walker will explain your diagnosis and treatment options and answer any questions you may have. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early for your appointment and bring the following information with you:

– Your glasses if you have any
– A list of medications you are presently taking including eye drops
– Insurance information

If you’d like to download and print your patient forms from home, we’ve provided them for you here. Feel free to fill them out before you arrive for your convenience.  Feel free to call our office 228-328-0972 if you need to know which forms are required for your initial consultation.

You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy, but visiting your eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really be sure. When it comes to common vision problems, some people don’t realize they could see better with glasses or contact lenses.

In addition, many common eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration often have no warning signs. A dilated eye exam is the only way to detect these diseases in their early stages.  Early detection is paramount for the health of your eyes and for the prevention of blindness.

IMPORTANT: All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
If you are getting a complete exam, your eyes may be dilated and you will need an adult to drive you home.