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About Your Appointment

Appointment Time

Our office is capable of performing all necessary diagnostic tests and treatments in a single visit. Please arrive 15 minutes early and allow for your appointment to complete all necessary examinations.

What do you need to bring?

  • Completed ‘New Patient Form’
  • Government Issued ID
  • Insurance Card
  • List of Current Medications
  • Medical Record/ Diagnostic Test
  • Doctor’s Referrals (If required)
  • Form of Payment

What to expect during your appointment?

Your eyes will be dilated during your visit, making your vision blurry and your eyes more sensitive to light for several hours. If you are not using public transportation, consider arranging for someone to drive you home.

Insurance Information

We accept the following insurances:

  • Medicare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Medicaid
  • GHI
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • MagnaCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • MultiPlan
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • HIP
  • Oxford
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • 1099 SEIU
  • Great-West Healthcare
  • Horizon
  • National Government Services
  • The Empire Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Retina Specialist?

Retina specialists are the most highly qualified and skilled eye specialists in managing wet macular degeneration, retinal detachments, vein occlusions, retinal tears, diabetic retinopathy and a host of other potentially blinding retina conditions. If you develop retina problem, talk to your primary care eye doctor to see if they advise seeing a retina specialist.

Why should I see a Retina Specialist?

A retina specialist is a medical doctor who has specialized in ophthalmology and sub-specialized in diseases and surgery of the vitreous body of the eye and the retina. This subspecialty is sometimes known as vitreoretinal medicine.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Appointments may be scheduled by calling the office nearest you or by requesting an appointment online.

  • Brooklyn: (718) 376-3223
  • Manhattan: (212) 861-9797
  • White Plains: (914) 422-9797

I have a new patient appointment, what time should I arrive and how long will I wait?

Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants uses the latest technology to ensure you are receiving the highest standard of care. However, a retinal examination takes longer than the average general eye exam. From initial work up, diagnostic testing, and thorough examination by board certified retina specialist, a new patient can expect to be in our office for a minimum of two-to-three hours.

Arrive at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time with your identification, health insurance cards, and any referrals/medical records available to you.

Will my eyes be dilated?

Mostly likely both eyes will be dilated at each visit.

Will I be able to drive?

Most patients are able to drive after dilation, although you may prefer to bring a family member/friend along with you or arrange for transportation.

How do I pay my bill?

Mail all payments to our NYC office or call the billing department at (212) 861-9797.

Protect your eyesight by getting regular check-ups. When you experience the slightest issue, whether blurred vision or eye pain, visit an expert ophthalmologist like those at Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York. These eye doctors have access to the latest medical equipment and the most recent knowledge. Call them today for an early diagnosis and effective treatment.

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