If you’ve got an eye exam coming up, there are ways to be extra prepared for it. There are several things you should tell our eye doctors to help make sure your exam is a useful one.
Because eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated changes to your health, you’ll need to inform us of any changes in your body you might be aware of. Some examples of conditions you should let us know of are diabetes, pregnancy, high blood pressure or allergies. If you’ve been prescribed any medications, it is useful to let us know about what you are on, as prescription and even non-prescription drugs can effect the state of your eyes.
Habits like drinking or smoking can have a negative effect on vision, so if these are parts of your lifestyle, let us know. In addition, we’ll examine what you’re actually using your eyes for. Are you an artist who spends time focusing on fine details? Being aware of these facts can help us to figure out your vision correction needs.
As a number of eye conditions can be passed down to you from your parents, it’s vital that you let us know if anyone in your family has any of them, especially glaucoma or macular degeneration. Being aware of the eye diseases you may be susceptible to will make it much easier for us to look out for and keep track of any warning signs.
Give us a call if you observe anything odd about your sight including blurriness, fatigue, flashes of light, spots and double vision. With the information we have about your history, coupled with our expertise, we’ll get to bottom of the cause of the condition, and figure out the most appropriate treatment plan. It’s also helpful if you bring your glasses along to your appointment. They give important information, even if you’re a contact lens wearer. Together, we will discover the most efficient way to tend to all your eye needs.