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Eye Exam: Come Prepared

Is it already time for your next eye exam? There are a few things you should inform us of so that we can make sure you are examined adeptly and thoroughly.

Because your eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions, it’s important that you let us know about any changes you might be aware of. A few examples of conditions we should know about are allergies, pregnancy, high blood pressure, diabetes or any other serious illness.

Habits like drinking or smoking can have a negative effect on your eyes, so if these are parts of your lifestyle, let us know. Tell us what you’re using your eyes for. Do you work at a computer a lot? Knowing these facts will help us to choose your treatment plan.

And if there are any eye diseases that effect anyone in your family, it’s important to inform us, because a few of them are hereditary. Knowing which eye diseases you may be susceptible to will help us to keep an eye out for and keep track of any red flags.

Warning signs include changes to your vision like seeing double, spots or flashing lights. If you notice any of these, give us a call as soon as possible. We will ascertain what’s behind the symptom, and then recommend the best possible way to treat it. Don’t forget to take your most recent pair of glasses along when you see us. Glasses give us information about your vision, even if you’re a contact lens wearer. So don’t forget all this when you next see us. Together, we’ll figure out the best way to resolve any vision issue you may be having!