Orange County, California
800-974-EYES (3937)

New Patients - Before Your Visit:

We are pleased that you have chosen Harvard Eye Associate for your eye care. We will endeavor to make your visit as pleasant, convenient and stress-free as possible.

How Long Will You Be Here?

We request new patients to please arrive about 20 minutes before your appointment time. To expedite the check in process, you may print out and complete the New Patient Forms. Be sure to bring these forms with you.

The length of time of your office visit may vary. In order to check the overall health of the eye, dilation drops may be used. If you require dilating drops and/or special testing, please allow at least one and one-half hours (90 minutes) for your visit. We strongly recommend that you arrange to have someone drive you after the conclusion of your exam, as you will likely have difficulty reading and sensitivity to sunlight for three-five hours afterward. If you do not require dilation of your eyes or other testing, please allow approximately one hour (60 minutes) for your visit.

What Do We Need To Know?

Whether you or a loved one are having a first eye exam, a repeat eye exam, or are seeing a new eye doctor for the first time, there are a number of routine questions you can expect. Because there are any number of factors in your medical history that may contribute to current or potential vision problems, please come prepared to discuss some vital information with us. Understanding your lifestyle and any visual problems you're having helps us to point your eye exam in the right direction.

If you are currently using eye medications from another eye doctor or seeing another eye doctor for any eye condition, please let us know prior to your visit. We may require other information or records prior to your visit. If so, you may need to Request Medical Records from your other physician.

Please bring all of the following, if you use them:

Glasses, sunglasses (if prescription) and original contact lens boxes (if available)

Any eye drops you are using and a list of all prescription medication you take

Questions we may ask:

What eye problems are you having now? Is your vision blurry or hazy at certain distances? Do you have problems in your side vision? Are you experiencing pain or discomfort in certain lighting situations?

Do you have a history of any eye problems or eye injury? Do you have a current prescription for glasses or contact lenses? Are you wearing them regularly, and if so, are you still happy with them?

Have you had any health problems recently, such as high blood pressure or heart disease? Are you diabetic? Are you overweight?

Are you taking any medications? Do you have allergies to medications, food or other materials? Seasonal allergies?

Has anyone in your family, including parents, suffered from eye problems or diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration?

Has anyone in your family, including parents, suffered from high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes? What about other health problems that can affect the whole body like blood disorders or cancer?

Your Privacy:

We value and protect the privacy of your medical information in accordance with the:
Federal HIPAA Guidelines.

Insurance Approval

Prior to their visit, patients are responsible for obtaining any needed referral or approval required by your insurance. Our policy is to require payment of all deductibles and co-pays prior to each visit at check-in. Harvard Eye Associates accepts cash, check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. We do not accept American Express.

Changing Your Appointment:

If you need to cancel or change your appointment, we appreciate at least 24 hours advance notice by telephone during business hours.

New Patient Forms

Many patients prefer to save time by completing the necessary forms prior to their appointments. Simply download the forms below to your computer, print and fill them out, and then bring them with you.

download New Patient Forms PDF (6 pages)

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF forms. You may download a FREE copy of this software by clicking on the "Acrobat Reader" icon on the right:


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Our Promise

As always, Harvard Eye is first and foremost concerned about what is best for each individual patient. Call us today for your personalized consultation!

Harvard Eye Associates
Laguna Hills Office

Map and Directions
24401 Calle de la Louisa
Suites 300-312
Laguna Hills, California 92653

FAX: 949-356-1660
Harvard Eye Associates
San Clemente Office

Map and Directions
665 Camino de los Mares
Suites 102-103
San Clemente, California 92673

FAX: 949-356-1660

The eye doctors of Harvard Eye Associates perform advanced technology diagnostic testing and treatment, as well as taking the time necessary to provide each patient with information needed to fully understand his or her condition and to achieve the best possible visual outcome.

If you or a family member or friend have not had a recent routine eye examination, have a specific eye condition that needs addressing, or are looking for an eye specialist, second opinion, or professional eye consultant please take a moment to Request an Appointment.

In The News

When exciting improvements in a current technique or product are introduced to the ophthalmic world, Harvard Eye Associates is often involved in the related clinical studies.

As a trusted, advanced clinical research study center, Harvard Eye Assoicates makes it possible to offer qualifying patients access to advancements in eye care not yet available to the general public.

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Ask The Eye Doctor

If you have questions about your eyes, Harvard Eye Associates is here with the information you need.

We've dedicated sections of our website expressly to list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers, covering cataract surgery, glaucoma, retina, LASIK, macular degeneration, dry eyes and more, plus an online form where you may submit questions directly to an eye doctor.

Please click below to have your questions about vision answered.

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Why Choose Us

Internationally regarded as the go-to specialist in eye care, Harvard Eye offers a combined experience of over 100 years and over 100,000 surgical procedures. The doctors of Harvard Eye Associates have treated virtually every known eye condition there is, plus a few previously unknown.

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Before Your Visit

Whether you or a loved one are having a first eye exam, a repeat eye exam, or are seeing a new eye doctor at Harvard Eye for the first time, there are a number of routine questions you can expect.

Your answers to these questions during eye exams are anything but routine for your eye doctor, so you may want to arrive prepared.

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Meet Our Patients

Read testimonials and watch videos of actual Harvard Eye Associates patients who have benefited from our professionalism, dedication, and commitment to high quality patient care.

Our offices provide patients with all eye care needs from routine eye exams to complex surgical procedures.

We are both proud and grateful that our patients have chosen to trust their vision with Harvard Eye!

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How We Give Back

Volunteer work is extremely important to Harvard Eye Associates. Twice yearly, we travel the world to teach and perform surgery to people who have no other resources, and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to providing medical training and supplies to developing countries.

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