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Eye Exam: Come Prepared

Is it time for your next eye exam? There are several things you should inform us of to help make sure your exam is a useful one.

Because vision can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions, it's pretty important that you let us know about any differences you might be aware of. A couple of examples of conditions you should let us know of are allergies, pregnancy, high blood pressure, diabetes or any other serious condition.

The more we know about your lifestyle, the better. For example, are you a smoker? Do you drink? Tell us how you use your eyes. Are you a student who does a lot of reading? Knowing these facts will really make it simpler for us to choose the solution to your vision problems.

Because several eye-related diseases can be passed down to you from your parents, it's vital that you tell us if there are any of them in your immediate family, especially glaucoma or macular degeneration. It's much easier to keep an eye out for certain signs when we're already aware which conditions you may be susceptible to.

Let us know if you are aware of anything odd about your eyes and vision including blurriness, fatigue, flashes of light, spots and double vision. We will get to bottom of what's causing the symptom, and figure out the most appropriate treatment. Remember to take your current pair of glasses along to the exam. Your specs can give us information about your vision, even if you're a contact lens wearer. Together, we will establish the most efficient way to tend to all your vision needs.