Northwest Arkansas
Retina Associates, P.A.
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COVID-19 Update as of 5/7/2020

As we continue to navigate through the unique challenges posed by COVID-19 we would like to share an update on how we plan to proceed with patient care. The safety and health of our community—patients and staff alike—continues to be our number one priority.

 

For the safety of our patients and our staff, we have implemented the following policies:

 

  • All patients will be screened upon arrival for their appointment. If you or a family member traveled to or from any location outside of the United States, or to any High Risk States, in the last 14 days, and/or if you have a respiratory illness, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills/repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell, headache and/or running a fever, you will need to call and notify our office. We may reschedule your appointment based on urgency of your diagnosis. 

 

  • When possible, only the patient will be allowed into the clinic for their appointment. Anyone accompanying the patient may be asked to wait outside of the building.

  • To reduce congestion at check-in and in waiting rooms, please do not arrive early for your appointment. If you arrive early for your appointment, you will be asked to wait outside of the building until your appointment time.

Waiting rooms have been reconfigured to maintain social distance of at least six feet. Please observe these guidelines when waiting in line.

All staff, and physicians are screened upon arrival.

We appreciate your compliance with these policies.

If you still feel like you would like to postpone your appointment, please contact our office at 479-419-9393.


We have moved!

Our new address is:
5501 Willow Creek Dr, Suite 203-B, Springdale 72762

We combine education and technology with compassion and concern to provide the highest quality care for our patients.

Your Visit: What to Expect

If you are a new patient, please arrive 30 minutes early. You will be asked to fill out paperwork on your past and present medical conditions, past surgeries, family history, what vitamins and medications you are taking, and dosage information. Click here to download the health history paperwork if you wish to print and fill it out before checking in.

If you have diabetes or your medications require you to eat, please bring snacks with you. If you carry oxygen, please bring enough for up to three hours.

Patient Portal

Safely access your patient information here.

During Each Visit

  • Both eyes will be dilated.

  • You may want to have someone drive you (dilating drops can cause light sensitivity and blurred vision).

  • If you have sunglasses, you may want to bring them. If you do not have any, we will provide some.

  • Your vision will be recorded, and intraocular pressure will be checked.

  • Diagnostic services will be performed. You will have OCT scans (scans of your retina), and possibly retinal photographs and/or a fluorescein angiogram (dye test to evaluate circulation of the retina).

  • After tests are performed, your doctor will evaluate you, inform you of your eye condition, and discuss treatment options if available. In many cases, treatment can begin at your initial visit.

  • Your time is very important to us, and so is your health. Because we want to ensure that you receive all the care you need, your visit may last for one to three hours depending on the severity of your eye condition.