Having left an opthamologist who really let me down, I was greatly reassured by the time and care that was spent on my initial evaluation. My glasses were checked, the shape of my eyes was assessed, there were more instruments for evaluation than I had ever seen before, and one of the doctor's assistants, perhaps a optometrist, spent a lot of time with me, and answered a question about glaucoma treatment that I had never had answered, despite years of treatment and two surgeries. My time with the doctor was about the same amount of time spent with a regular opthamologist, but he had someone to take notes so he could focus completely on my eyes and he had a lot of information when he saw me. As a retired nurse, I don't know much about the eyes, but the assessment was impressive. The whole process took about 2 hours.