Your First Visit

What to Expect During Your First Visit

If you are a new patient, please plan to arrive approximately 20 minutes early to fill out all necessary paperwork. Your initial visit will last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. During this visit, an ophthalmic technician will talk with you to get a better understanding of your medical history, document your chief complaint, take your vitals, perform a vision test, and dilate (widen) your pupils. The technician will use a series of drops to dilate your pupils, and they may remain dilated for up to a full day. Dilation of your pupils can temporarily cause increased sensitivity to light and decreased ability to read; due to this fact, we recommend that you have someone else drive you home after your first appointment.

After your pupils have been dilated, the doctor will meet with you to examine your eyes and may order additional tests or procedures. If medical intervention is needed to address your eye disorder, you and your doctor will decide the most appropriate course of action. Depending on the diagnosis and treatment plan, your treatment may be performed in our office, in the surgery center, or in a combination of both.

At Highland Retina Associates, we often need to see unscheduled patients because the retina is subject to diseases that can sometimes require emergency treatment. It is our priority to provide uncompromised and excellent care to all patients, but, in the case of an emergency, we need to treat those with the greatest need as quickly as possible.

Video in English

Dilating Eyedrops

Video en Español

Gotas dilatadoras

Patient Forms

When you arrive, you will be greeted by our medical receptionist who will kindly ask you to complete the new patient forms packet, collect your insurance card(s) and photo ID to have them scanned into our system, and take your picture. You can save time in the office by printing and completing the new patient forms before your appointment.

What to Bring

Please bring the following items with you to your appointment:

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance card(s) and co-pay/co-insurance/deductible if one is required by your insurance
  • Complete list of medications
  • Your prescription glasses and/or contact lens
  • Any medical records/notes from your referring doctor
  • A translator/interpreter if needed
  • Completed new patient forms packet
  • A family member or friend to drive you home after your appointment
  • Dark pair of sunglasses to wear after your appointment


We are located at:

4621 E Margaret Dr.,
Terre Haute, IN 47803

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Highland Retina Associates

  • Highland Retina Associates - 4621 E Margaret Dr., Terre Haute, IN 47803 Phone: (812) 281-2608