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A Few Things to Tell Our Eye Doctor

Do you have an eye exam fast approaching? There are a few things you should tell our eye doctors so that we can ensure your vision is analyzed adeptly and thoroughly.

Because your eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated changes to your health, it's vital that you let us know about any recent changes you may have recently become aware of. Some examples of conditions you should let us know about are pregnancy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even something which may seem trivial, like allergies. Have you been prescribed any medication? If so, we will need to know what you're taking, because this can also have an effect on your eyes.

The more we are informed about your lifestyle, the better. For example, are you a smoker? Do you drink? Additionally, we will look at the way you use your eyes. Does your job take place in a factory, or do you work in an office? Being informed of this information can make it easier for us to choose your treatment plan.

And if there are any eye diseases effecting members of your family, you should inform us, because a few of them are hereditary. Being aware of which eye diseases you may be susceptible to will help us to look out for and keep track of any warning signs.

Some symptoms include changes to your vision like seeing double, spots or flashing lights. If you notice any of these, give us a call as soon as you can. With the information we have about your history, coupled with our expertise, we'll ascertain what's behind the symptom, and figure out the most appropriate way to treat it. Another thing that will help us provide a thorough exam are your most recent pair of glasses. They give us important information, even if you wear contact lenses. We look forward to seeing you, and making sure you get better vision.