How can you make your next eye exam even more productive? There are several things you should inform us of to help make sure your exam is a useful one.
It's essential to inform us of any recent health conditions or problems you are experiencing as eyes are often vulnerable to changes in your body. To give an idea, this includes diabetes, pregnancy, high blood pressure or allergies. If you've been put on any medications, you should let us know what you're taking, as prescription and even non-prescription drugs can affect your vision.
Habits like drinking or smoking can have a poor effect on vision, so if these are a part of your lifestyle, tell us about it. In addition, we will look at how you actually use your eyes. Do you work at a computer a lot? Knowing this information will make it easier for us to figure out your vision correction needs.
As a number of eye-related conditions are genetic, it is crucial that you let us know if there are any of them in your immediate family, especially macular degeneration or glaucoma. It's easy to understand what it's much less complicated to keep an eye out for symptoms when we already know which conditions you're susceptible to.
Make an appointment if you are aware of any changes to your vision including double vision, blurriness, flashes of light or spots. We will get to bottom of what's behind the symptom, and suggest the most appropriate way to treat it. Remember to take your most recent pair of glasses along to the exam. Glasses give us information 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 how to resolve any vision issue you may be experiencing!