Scheduling an Appointment
is easy to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shingleton or one of his associates,
Dr. Stephen Taylor, Dr. Claudine Kawabata, Dr. Kristy Wooler or Dr. Lisa Murray.
Dr. Shingleton sees only patients needing cataract or glaucoma surgery. His
associates help with preoperative evaluations of these issues and provide care
for general eye problems. Just call 617-314-2614 for Boston appointments or
508-534-6082 for Cape Cod appointments. Simply click here to schedule your appointment online.
It is important to have regularly scheduled eye exams. We recommend the
following schedule to maintain optimal eye health. We are committed to
excellence in eye care and we welcome the opportunity to serve you.
|Age or Eye Condition||Recommended Care|
|Healthy adults (up to age 65) without
vision problems||Every 2 years|
|If you wear corrective glasses, contacts or have
eye disease such as glaucoma or diabetes||Annual exam|
|Over age 65||Annual
Your Eye Exam
Once you arrive at
our office, please check-in at the registration desk. You will be given a packet
of materials to complete in our reception area. A certified ophthalmic
technician will initiate your eye evaluation. The technician will review your
ocular, medical and family history, evaluate your vision and take special eye
Next, depending on your visual needs, you will see Dr.
Shingleton or one of our optometrists, Dr. Stephen Taylor, Dr. Claudine
Kawabata, Dr. Kristy Wooler or Dr. Lisa Murray. Dr. Shingleton's colleagues
provide comprehensive eye examinations and specialize in refraction with the use
of glasses or contact lenses. Dr. Taylor, Dr. Kawabata, Dr. Wooler and Dr.
Murray have a collective experience of over 60 years in the eye care field. They
will examine your eyes thoroughly. If your eyes are healthy, you will have the
option of leaving after their examination. To shorten your stay in our office,
Dr. Taylor, Dr. Kawabata, Dr. Wooler and Dr. Murray will review your eye care
plan with Dr. Shingleton after you have left.
If a vision problem is
detected, if you were referred to Dr. Shingleton for a specific problem, or if
specific needs arise, you will be examined by Dr. Shingleton. You will receive
eye drops that require 10 to 45 minutes to dilate your eye. The eye drops may
blur your vision, especially for close work, for 8 to 12 hours. Once you have
received your eye drops, you are escorted to the examination area to rest until
your eyes are fully dilated. Our technician will point out materials pertaining
to your particular situation that you may wish to peruse or take for future
Dr. Shingleton will then examine your eyes and review your
initial evaluation findings. Depending on his findings and your special needs,
further testing may be performed. Dr. Shingleton, Dr. Taylor, Dr. Kawabata, Dr.
Wooler or Dr. Murray will then explain their examination findings and
recommendations for your treatment.
Most new patients can expect to spend
three hours in our office for an initial visit. Special consultations may
require more time. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do prior
to your arrival to make your visit more productive.
Dr. Shingleton will send your referring doctor a
consultation letter detailing his examination findings and recommended treatment
Prior to your departure, you will
see our health insurance staff. We participate in most local, regional and
national health insurance plans. Our fees are similar to those established
throughout New England. Payment is expected at the time of service and we will
assist you in processing your insurance claims. If your insurance requires a
referral from your primary care physician, it is essential that you obtain this
prior to your appointment and bring it with you on the day of your
If necessary, a return
appointment will be scheduled for you prior to your departure.