How can you make your next eye exam even more productive? If you want to guarantee that your exam is beneficial and worthwhile, there are a few bits of information we'll need to know.
It is crucial to let us know about any current health conditions or problems you are experiencing because eyes are often vulnerable to changes in your body. To give you some idea, this includes diabetes, pregnancy, high blood pressure or allergies.
Things like drinking or smoking can have a poor effect on vision, so if these are a part of your lifestyle, let us know. Tell us how you use your eyes everyday. Do you work in a factory, or do you work in an office? Knowing this information can really make it simpler for us to choose the most effective thing for your eyes.
Because a number of eye-related diseases can be passed down to you from your parents, it is important that you tell us about any of them in your immediate family, especially macular degeneration or glaucoma. It's a great deal more efficient to keep an eye out for symptoms when we're informed about what you may be prone to.
Make an appointment if you observe anything odd about your vision including double vision, blurriness, flashes of light or spots. With the information we have about your history, coupled with our expertise, we'll figure out what's causing the symptom, and suggest the best possible treatment. It's also useful for us if you take your most recent glasses along to your exam. Glasses give valuable information, even if you're a contact lens wearer. So don't forget all this when you next see us. Together, we'll figure out how to solve any vision issue you may be having!