To all those with eye exams scheduled for the near future, can we have your attention please? There are a few things you should tell our eye doctors so that we can guarantee your vision is analyzed adeptly and thoroughly.
Because your eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated changes in your body, it's vital that you let us know about any differences you may have recently become aware of. This includes diabetes, pregnancy, high blood pressure or allergies.
Our doctors will also benefit from knowing some details regarding your lifestyle habits, like if you smoke or drink alcohol, as this can have a poor effect on your eyes. Additionally, we will have a look at how you use your eyes. Do you work at a computer a lot? Being informed of these facts will make it easier for us to figure out your vision correction needs.
Because a number of eye conditions are genetic, it's important that you tell us if any of your family members have any of them, especially glaucoma or macular degeneration. Having an understanding of which eye diseases you might be prone to will make it much easier for us to keep an eye out for and keep track of any warning signs.
Some symptoms include things like double vision, seeing spots or flashes of light, and blurriness. If you start to experience any of these, come see us as soon as possible. With the information we have about your history, coupled with our expertise, we'll ascertain the root of the condition, and suggest the best possible treatment. It's also good if you bring your glasses along to your exam. They provide valuable information, even if you're a contact lens wearer. We look forward to working with you, and making sure you get better vision.