Do you have an eye exam coming up? In order for us to make sure your exam is thorough and productive, there are a few things we’ll need to know.
Because vision can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions, you’ll need to let us know about any changes in your body you are aware of. What are the sorts of things we’d need to be informed of? Here are a few examples: diabetes, pregnancy, high blood pressure or allergies. Have you been prescribed any medication? If so, we will need to know what you’re taking, because this can also have an effect on your vision.
Habits like drinking or smoking can have a negative effect on vision, so if these are parts of your lifestyle, tell us about it. Tell us how you use your eyes. Are you a student who does a lot of reading? Knowing this information can really make it simpler for us to figure out the most effective solution for your vision.
As a number of eye-related diseases can be passed down to you from your parents, it’s vital that you tell us if any of your family members have any of them, especially macular degeneration or glaucoma. Being aware of which conditions you might be vulnerable to can make it simpler for us to keep an eye out for and monitor any developing signs or symptoms.
Let us know if you observe any changes to 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 get to bottom of what’s behind the symptom, and suggest the best possible treatment plan. Another thing that will help us provide a thorough exam are your most recent pair of glasses. Glasses provide valuable information, even if you wear contact lenses. We look forward to working with you, and helping you attain good vision.