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See & Do and Back-to-Back

See & Do and Back-to-Back

What is See & Do and Back-to-Back?

The See & Do program is designed to cut down on the number of trips patients have to make to our clinic for cataract surgery. We have special clinic and surgery center appointments available for patients to have their complete evaluation in the morning and 1st eye surgery in the afternoon with their 2nd eye the next day, all in one trip (back-to-back). Patients can quickly get the surgery they need and return to you for their 1-day post-op appointment if they choose. These patients are usually able to get into surgery within 3 weeks of us receiving your note.

How the Program Works:

Step 1 – Send us a See & Do referral note

  1. You can fax your clinic note with the words "SEE & DO" written on it, or you can fill out the Surgical Referral Form. Whichever is easiest for your office!
  2. Once we receive that fax, we send a folder to the patient that has all of the necessary information for them to prepare for their appointment and surgery.

Step 2- Deciding on a plan
  1. When we receive your fax, it is shared with our doctors. After Vance Thompson Vision doctors have reviewed the chart note or letter from you, they will call the patient to talk about how they want to use their vision following cataract surgery and the options available to them, the same way we discuss vision outcomes with the patient in the office during a standard evaluation.

  2. Inside the folder that we sent to the patient, there is information about cataracts which accompanies the discussion patients will have with the doctors.

Step 3 - Scheduling and Financial
  1. After the patient has decided on a plan for their vision post-surgery, the VTV doctor confers with the scheduling team. A team member from Vance Thompson Vision will call and walk the patient through the financial aspects of their surgery. This information is also located on the last page of the folder that is mailed to the patients. Our counselors will talk to patients about their medical coverage, anticipated out-of-pocket costs, and any refractive charges applicable, along with any other questions the patient may have. During this phone call VTV counselors will also schedule their surgical dates.


Other important information

  • Patients can elect to do See & Do and not back-to-back
  • Can be in combination with some MIGS procedures
  • Negotiated hotel rate accommodations available