Patient Resources

Plan for your visit

Please bring these items with you to your appointment

  • Current insurance card
  • Photo ID
  • List of all your current medications, including eye drops and vitamins
  • List of allergies you have, if any
  • Prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses
  • Sunglasses
  • Name and address of your primary care physician
  • Questions for your doctor

Plan to be with us for at least two hours

You will receive a comprehensive and thorough examination which may include diagnostic imaging testing and/or specialized treatments depending on the doctor’s diagnosis. Your eyes will be dilated at your first appointment and possibly during subsequent visits. Driving with fully dilated, light-sensitive eyes can be uncomfortable so you may want to arrange for someone to drive you home.

Low Vision Services

Low vision refers to a significant reduction in how far and how clearly you can see.  This condition cannot be corrected by medicine, surgery, or conventional corrective lenses. Our goal is to bring your remaining vision to a functional level. After a thorough examination, the use of a low vision device and subsequent training may be prescribed for the patient. Low vision devices include, but are not limited to, microscopes, magnifiers, telescopes, and closed circuit television. Dr. Marianne Boltz provides low vision services at the Penn State Hershey Eye Center. 

Dr. Boltz's recently published article on the effects and treatment of low vision appeared on Penn State Live.

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