If you've got an eye exam penciled in for some time in the near future, there are a number of things you can do to be extra ready for it. There are several things you should inform us of to help make sure your exam is a worthwhile one.
Because your eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions, it's vital that you inform us of any changes you are aware of. What are the sorts of things we'd need to know about? 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 drugs, even if they're non-prescription, can also affect your vision.
We will also consider details of your lifestyle habits, like if you smoke or drink alcohol, as this can have a poor effect on your eyes. In addition, we'll examine what you're actually using your eyes for. Are you a craftsman who strains your eyes working with fine details? Being aware of these facts will make it easier for us to determine your treatment plan.
Because a number of eye diseases are genetic, it is important that you let us know if there are any of them in your immediate family, especially macular degeneration or glaucoma. Understandably, it's much easier to look out for warning signs when we're informed about which conditions you're vulnerable to.
Come see us if you notice any changes to your eyes and vision including double vision, blurriness, flashes of light or spots. We will ascertain what's behind the symptom, and figure out the most appropriate treatment plan. It's also useful for us if you take your most recent glasses along to your appointment. They give us valuable information, even if you're a contact lens wearer. We look forward to working with you, and making sure you get good vision.