How can you make your next eye exam even more productive? If you want to guarantee that your exam is effective and worthwhile, there are a number of things we will need from you.
Because eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated changes in your body, you'll need to let us know about any differences you might be aware of. This includes pregnancy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even something which may seem trivial, like allergies. If you are taking any medications, it is useful to disclose what you are on, as prescription and even non-prescription drugs can effect your sight.
Things like drinking or smoking can have a negative effect on vision, so if these are a part of your lifestyle, tell us about it. Additionally, we will have a look at what you're actually using your eyes for. Do you work at a computer a lot? Knowing these facts can really make it simpler for us to determine your vision correction needs.
And if there are any eye diseases effecting members of your family, it's important to let us know, because a number of them are hereditary. It's a lot easier to look out for symptoms when we already know which conditions you're vulnerable to.
Some symptoms include things like double vision, seeing spots or flashes of light, and blurriness. If you notice any of these, come see us as soon as you're able to. We'll then do our very best to discover the source of the condition, and figure out the most appropriate way to treat it. Remember to bring your most recent pair of glasses along to the exam; even if you normally wear contact lenses, as examining your present glasses gives us useful information about your eyes. Together, we will establish the most productive way to tend to all your eye needs.