Prepare for Your Visit
1. Fill out your History Form
Please download, print, and complete the Medical History Questionnaire before you arrive for your exam. Also bring your insurance cards (both medical and vision) with you. You can even go the extra mile to update the info in your online portal!
2. View the HIPAA Policy and Sign
Please view the HIPAA Policy below. Then download, print, and sign just the HIPAA Acknowledgement page to give us.
3. Choose Optomap Retinal Imaging
[Available only at Aberdeen, Sioux Falls 37th, Yankton, Mobridge, Huron, Brookings, Vermillion, & Tea locations]
Optomap imaging allows your doctor to spot signs of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other life and sight threatening conditions. The Optomap image is a permanent addition to your medical record for better continuity of care year-to-year. Our doctors recommend this be performed every year that you're coming in for your comprehensive exam. Download, print, and sign the form below.
4. Request a Record Release
This is optional. Please download, print, and complete the Record Release Form found below if you would like your medical information transferred from your prior eye care clinic to Vision Care Associates.
5. Virtual Waiting Rooms
No more cramped waiting areas! When you arrive at the office, call us. We'll perform the check-in process from the safety of your own vehicle. You may be asked a few questions regarding your health and what visual issues you would like addressed during your visit. Then a team member will greet you at the front door. At this time, only minors and those needing special assistance are allowed to bring one parent or guest in with them.
6. Masks are a Necessity
Our doctors and team have to be within 6 feet of you for some important measurements. The masks are required to help keep us, you, and our most at-risk patients safe during those activities. Rest assured we also have plexiglass shields and disinfecting processes in place to keep everybody healthy.