How can you make your next eye exam even more productive? In order for us to make sure your exam is thorough and productive, there are a number of bits of information we'll need to know.
Because your eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated changes in your body, you'll need to let us know about any recent changes you may have recently become aware of. What are the sorts of conditions we'd need to be informed of? Here are some examples: diabetes, pregnancy, high blood pressure or allergies. Do you take any medication? If so, we will need to know what you're taking, because this can also influence your eye health.
Our doctors will also benefit from knowing some details regarding your current lifestyle, like whether you're a smoker, because this can have a poor effect on your eyes. Additionally, we will have a look at what you're actually using your eyes for. Do you work at a computer a lot? Being informed of these facts can help us to choose the solution to your vision problems.
As several eye diseases are hereditary, it is vital that you tell us if there are any of them in your immediate family, especially macular degeneration or glaucoma. It's easy to understand what it's a lot more efficient to keep an eye out for warning signs when we're already aware which conditions you're prone to.
Some symptoms include changes to your vision like double vision, seeing spots or flashes of light, and blurriness. If you begin to experience any of these, call us as soon as possible. With the information we have about your history, coupled with our expertise, we'll discover the cause of the condition, and then recommend the best possible way to treat it. Remember to bring your current pair of glasses with you to the exam; even if you wear contact lenses, as examining your present glasses gives us useful information about your eyes. We look forward to working with you, and making sure you get good vision.