If you've got an eye exam penciled in for some time in the near future, there are a few things you can do to be extra ready for it. There are several things you should let us know about so that we can ensure you are analyzed completely and thoroughly.
It is crucial that you let us know about any present health problems you may have recently become aware of, because your eyes can be affected by changes in your body. A few examples of conditions you should let us know about are pregnancy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even something which may seem trivial, like allergies. If you've been prescribed any medications, it is useful to disclose what you're on, because drugs, whether they're prescription or not, can influence the state of your eyes.
We will also take into consideration a few things about your current lifestyle, like if you're a smoker, because this can also be a factor in a few eye conditions. In addition, we will have a look at what you're actually using your eyes for. Are you at university and doing a lot of reading? Being aware of these details can really make it simpler for us to figure out your vision correction needs.
And if there are any eye diseases that effect anyone in your family, it's vital that you let us know, because a number of them are hereditary. Being aware of which conditions you might be susceptible to will help us to keep an eye out for and keep track of any warning signs.
Warning signs include things like double vision, seeing spots or flashes of light, and blurriness. If you begin to experience 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 ascertain the cause of the condition, and suggest the most appropriate way to treat it. Remember to bring your current pair of glasses with you when you see us; even if you normally wear contact lenses, as examining your present glasses gives us important information about your eyes. We look forward to seeing you, and making sure you get your best possible vision.