About Your Visit

What to Bring

Please be prepared to bring the following with you to your Wilmer Eye Institute visit:

  • Photo identification
  • Insurance card(s)
  • Referral/authorization
  • Relevant patient information forms
  • List of current medications
  • Previous related medical notes, scans, etc.
  • Co-pay
  • Someone who can drive you home: Some appointments will require patients to have a driver to bring them home. Please inquire while booking your appointment.
  • Service animal, if needed. Learn more about the policy.

What to Expect During Your Visit

Upon arrival, you will first be seen at the reception desk. There we will verify your personal* and insurance information. You will proceed to the waiting area and then to an exam room. During this time, you will be asked questions concerning your health and the reason you are seeing the physician. You may be examined by a physician's assistant, ophthalmic technician or resident before you are seen by your physician. 

After you have been seen by your doctor, you will stop at the reception desk to obtain any follow-up appointments you may need. 

At any time, please do not hesitate to ask for assistance or information. Your satisfaction, as well as quality care, will always be our utmost concern.

*Our Notice of Privacy Practices explains how all members of the Johns Hopkins organizations will safeguard your privacy.

Insurance and Billing

Insurance Coverage: Many insurance companies require a second surgical opinion, pre-authorization, pre-certification or all of these. Please check your health insurance policy or contact your insurance company about its special requirements. It is your responsibility to contact your health insurance carrier regarding its policy on authorization and second surgical opinions.

Billing: Please call 410-955-5080 if you have any questions about billing procedures.

Learn more about billing and insurance at Johns Hopkins.

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