First Visit Information

Everything that you need to know for your visit with Dr. Calotti

For Your First Visit

First visit with Dr.Calotti

What should I bring to my appointment?

For your first visit you will likely have your pupils dilated and therefore it is advisable not to drive, but to arrange for a ride home. It is advisable to bring sunglasses as you may have drops put in your eyes to dilate your pupils during the appointment. Dilated pupils will leave you light sensitive and with blurred vision for 4-5 hours.

Please bring your Ontario Health Card, your present prescription glasses, and if you are a new patient, any records of your previous eye examinations if done elsewhere. This is especially important if you have been treated for any eye condition in the past and more so, if you are interested in a second opinion.

It is also important to have a list of any allergies that you may have along with all your current medications, in particular any eye drops you are currently using.

Do I need a referral to see Dr. Calotti?

Yes. Referrals can be arranged through your family doctor or Optometrist. Dr. Calotti provides medical and surgical aspects of eye care, if you do not currently see an Optometrist for routine eye exams, Dr. Calotti will be happy to refer you to one.

How long will my appointment take?

You can expect to be here for 1-2hrs, depending on the nature of your medical problem. We try to keep things running smoothly and on time, however this is a doctor's office, and occasionally there are emergencies which take some time.

Please remember that having an appointment at 10:00am does not mean that you will see Dr. Calotti at 10:00am. There will most likely be pupil dilation and diagnostic testing before you see the doctor. We appreciate your patience.

What languages do you speak?

English. If you speak a different language, please make sure you have a translator accompany you to your appointments.

Are appointments covered by OHIP?

Yes, the appointment is covered by OHIP as long as you have a valid Ontario Health Card. However, there are some tests & procedures that are not covered. We will let you know if you require any tests that are not covered before we proceed with them.

If you do not have a valid Ontario Health Card, you will be required to pay $100 deposit at the time of your appointment. This will be refunded to you upon submission of a valid health card within one month period.


Most examinations and procedures are covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan. Uninsured services are sometimes covered by private insurance plans and are to be paid for at the time of your visit. We accept all types of credit cards, debit cards, cheques, and cash. If you have any questions regarding payment for our services, our helpful and courteous staff will be happy to answer them.

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