Do you have an eye exam coming up in the near future? There are several things you should tell our eye doctors so that we can guarantee you are examined proficiently and thoroughly.
Because your eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions, you'll need to let us know about any changes you are aware of. To give you some idea, this includes allergies, pregnancy, high blood pressure, diabetes or any other serious illness.
Eye doctors will also consider some details regarding your lifestyle habits, like if you're a smoker, because this can also be a factor in a few eye conditions. Tell us what you're using your eyes for. Does your job take place in a factory, or do you sit at a computer the entire day? Knowing these details can really make it simpler for us to choose the most effective solution for your eyes.
Because a number of eye diseases are hereditary, it is crucial that you tell us if any of your family members have any of them, especially glaucoma or macular degeneration. It's a great deal easier to keep an eye out for symptoms when we're informed about which conditions you're vulnerable to.
Warning signs include changes to your vision like seeing double, spots or flashing lights. If you notice any of these, come see us as soon as possible. We will get to bottom of what's behind the symptom, and then recommend the best possible treatment. Another thing that will help us provide a thorough exam are your most recent pair of glasses. Glasses give important information, even if you wear contact lenses. We look forward to working with you, and making sure you get better vision.