New Ophthalmology Patients

Welcome to the offices of Christopher Stock, M.D. We appreciate the opportunity to care for you and your eyes.

In order to achieve the best results from your first visit to our office, we have listed everything you need to get started. Please review this information before your exam and contact our office at (231) 733-2000 (Muskegon office) or (616) 988-8787 (Grandville office) if any questions arise.

What to Bring to Your First Eye Appointment

  • New patient forms (see downloads below)
  • Photo ID
  • Insurance card(s)
  • List of current medications
  • Sunglasses if available (to protect your eyes after dilation)
  • Referral from Primary Care Physician if needed
  • Glasses, contact lenses, and prescription or labels for contact lenses

Forms for New Patients

Please print out and bring the following forms to your first appointment.

What to Expect at Your First Visit

How long does a new patient appointment last?

New patient appointments usually take 1 ½ – 2 hours.

Can I drive myself home from my new patient appointment?

Many people can, and we can provide a pair of sunglasses if you need them. However, as part of a new patient exam, your eyes will be dilated, which will make you light sensitive and blur your vision for a few hours and possibly longer. You may want to arrange a ride home to ensure that your transportation is as safe as possible.

Do I need a referral for an eye care appointment?

We participate with many major insurance plans; however, please note: Dr. Stock is a specialist. Patients with plans that require a referral from a primary care physician (PCP) to see a specialist should contact their PCP to obtain a referral before their visit.

What medical insurance providers to you accept?

We accept multiple insurance policies. Please contact us to confirm that we accept your plan. Listed below are some of the medical insurance providers we currently accept:

ASR/Physicians Care
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Care Network
Cigna Healthcare
Medicaid Health Plans (Traditional Medicaid, MIHealth, Priority Health Medicaid, Molina, Meridian)
Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans 
Priority Health
United Healthcare

We also accept certain types of vision insurance including Eye Med, Davis Vision, Spectera, and National Vision Administrators. Please note that we are out of network with VSP, but we are able to bill your medical insurance in place of vision insurance. 

Are payments collected at my first eye care appointment?

Co-pays will be collected at the time of service. Payment in full is requested at the time of the visit for self-pay patients.