Please plan to arrive a few minutes before your appointment to give yourself enough time to register. If your appointment is at University Hospital, you will need to register on the main floor first, and there is often a line-up. If you are going to be late, please call 519-646-6214 as soon as possible.
Bring your glasses and a list of all medications you are currently taking. Your eyes may be dilated so it is a good idea to have a pair of sunglasses and a driver if possible. As this is a teaching hospital, you may be seen by a medical student or a resident before seeing Dr. Bursztyn and your appointment may take several hours, depending on your eye problem. We will try to arrange your testing on the same day as your appointment, but this is not always possible, and you may need to come for two separate visits.
Dr. Bursztyn spends as much time as necessary with each patient, which means that clinics can sometimes run behind. Please be patient, as she will take the time you need for your appointment as well. Emergencies can also disrupt the clinic, and we will try to let you know if there will be a longer than usual wait.
If you are referred for a possible laser procedure, it will be done on the same day when possible. If you are referred for a temporal artery biopsy, it will most likely be done at that first visit. If you are referred for cataract surgery, Botox or any other procedure, it will be scheduled on a different day.
If you are scheduled for surgery, do not have anything to eat or drink from midnight the night before. Dr. Bursztyn will tell you which medications you can take on the day of surgery with a sip of water. You will be given a time to arrive about 2 hours before your surgery. If you are late for your surgery, it may be cancelled, or you may be moved to the end of the day’s list.