Do you have an eye exam coming up? There are a few things you should tell our eye doctors to help make sure your exam is a useful one.
Because vision can be affected by seemingly unrelated changes in your body, you’ll need to inform us of any changes you might be aware of. What are the sorts of conditions we’d need to be informed of? Here are some examples: pregnancy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even something which may seem trivial, like allergies.
Eye doctors will also benefit from knowing some details regarding your current lifestyle, like if you’re a smoker, because this can also be a factor in a number of eye conditions. Tell us how you use your eyes. Does your job take place in a factory, or do you work in an office? Knowing these facts will make it easier for us to choose your vision correction needs.
And if you have any eye diseases that effect anyone in your family, it’s important to tell us, because several of them are hereditary. Being aware of which eye diseases you might be susceptible to will help us to keep an eye out for and monitor any warning signs.
Warning signs include things like seeing double, spots or flashing lights. 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 get to bottom of what’s causing the symptom, and figure out the most appropriate treatment. Don’t forget to bring your current pair of glasses along when you see us. Your specs can give us information about your eyes, even if you’re a contact lens wearer. Together, we will find out the most efficient way to tend to all your eye needs.