Whether you are seeing Dr. Gorsich for a comprehensive eye exam or an eye injury or infection, we like our patients to know what they might expect at their visit to our office.
For Our New Patients
What to expect at your first visit with Dr. Gorsich at his Oak Brook office...
Our front staff will begin your appointment by processing your New Patient paperwork. This paperwork can be completed in our office when you arrive or you can download the forms at the bottom of this page, complete them at home and bring them to your appointment.
Our receptionist will make copies of your photo I.D., as well as any insurance cards you may have, this includes Medicare cards and any secondary insurances, so please be sure to bring those to your first visit as well as any subsequent visits.
You will begin your eye examination with our technician who will take your medical history and discuss any eye or vision concerns you may be experiencing. This information will help determine the reason for your visit. Depending on the reason for your visit, the technician may perform a refraction and/or tonometry.
The refraction is the portion of the exam that tests your vision and if needed, results in a prescription for glasses. It is best known as the test in which you are frequently asked "which looks better, one or two". The refraction is usually not covered by insurance and the charge for this is collected at the time of service.
The tonometry test is a simple test that measures your eye pressure. Drops will be placed in your eyes by the technician, then she will measure your pressures with a pen-like instrument. This is a simple test that takes a matter of seconds. Elevated pressures of the eye could be a possible sign of glaucoma so it is important to have this test performed annually.
If you will be having a comprehensive eye exam, our technician will then instill another set of drops in your eyes to dilate them. The dilation is necessary to widen the pupil so that Dr. Gorsich can examine the retinas and the optic nerves of your eyes. It normally takes 15 - 20 minutes for your eyes to become dilated. The dilation allows Dr. Gorsich to see the back of your eye and look for signs of damage and other eye problems, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.
If having a comprehensive exam, Dr. Gorsich will also do a visual acuity test, a motility test and a gross visual field exam. He will also examine the external areas of the eye and the optic lens. After the comprehensive examination, your vision may remain blurred for several hours due to the dilation drops. We recommend bringing a pair of sunglasses to help with some of the blurriness while driving in the daylight.
After your visit with Dr. Gorsich, you will check out with our receptionist. She will assist in scheduling your next appointment. She will also collect any copay you may have and/or your refraction fee if you had one.
If you have any questions regarding the exam process, please feel free to call our office, our staff will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
New Patient Forms
Our patients have the option of completing "New Patient" forms at home before their visit to our Oak Brook office.
If possible, please complete the New Patient forms found below in the "Document Library" before your initial visit with Dr. Gorsich.
After completing the forms, simply fax them back to our secure fax line, at 630-571-3340, attention: Nancy.
If you do not have access to a fax machine, you can mail them or bring the completed forms to your upcoming appointment at our Oak Brook office.
Please be prepared to present our receptionist with photo I.D. and current insurance cards. We will make copies of these for your file and will ask to see your insurance card at each visit, including Medicare cards. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
Financial Policy regarding copays, deductibles, etc. To be signed by patient
Robert E.Gorsich, M.D. at the Center for Visual Freedom, is located in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, in beautiful Oak Brook, Illinois. It is conveniently located to Elmhurst, Naperville, Hinsdale, Lisle and Downers Grove, Illinois.