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What We’ll Ask You At Your Eye Exam

How much do you need to know about your own eyes? There are several things you should let us know about so that we can make sure your eyes are examined proficiently and thoroughly.

Because your eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions, you'll need to inform us of any changes you may have recently become aware of. This includes diabetes, pregnancy, high blood pressure or allergies.

The more we are informed about your lifestyle, the better. For example, are you a smoker? Do you drink? Tell us how you use your eyes. Do you work at a computer a lot? Knowing these facts will make it easier for us to choose your vision correction needs.

Because a number of eye-related diseases can be passed down to you from your parents, it's crucial that you tell us if anyone in your family has any of them, especially glaucoma or macular degeneration. Having an understanding of which conditions you may be vulnerable to will make it simpler for us to keep an eye out for and keep track of any warning signs.

Some symptoms include changes to your vision like double vision, seeing spots or flashes of light, and blurriness. If you start to experience any of these, call us as soon as you're able to. We will figure out what's causing the symptom, and suggest the most appropriate treatment plan. It's also useful for us if you take your most recent glasses along to your appointment. They give valuable information, even if you're a contact lens wearer. So don't forget all this when you come for your exam. Together, we'll figure out the best way to resolve whatever issue you may be experiencing!