How can you make your next eye exam even more productive? In order for us to guarantee that your exam is effective and worthwhile, there are a few facts we'll need to know.
Because your eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions, you'll need to let us know about any recent changes you may have recently become 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.
Things like drinking or smoking can have a poor effect on your eyes, so if these are a part of your lifestyle, tell us about it. Tell us what you're using your eyes for. Are you at university and doing a lot of reading? Being aware of this information will make it easier for us to figure out your vision correction needs.
Because a number of eye-related conditions are genetic, it is vital that you tell us if anyone in your family has any of them, especially glaucoma or macular degeneration. Having an understanding of which conditions you may be susceptible to will help us to keep an eye out for and monitor any red flags.
Some symptoms include things like seeing double, spots or flashing lights. If you notice any of these, give us a call as soon as you're able to. With the information we have about your history, coupled with our expertise, we'll figure out the root of the condition, and then recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. Don't forget to take your current pair of glasses with you to the exam. Your specs can tell us important things 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 most efficient way to solve any vision issue you may be having!