If you've got an eye exam coming up, there are ways to be extra prepared for it. In order for us to make sure your exam is effective and productive, there are a few facts we'll need to know.
Because eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated changes to your health, you'll need to inform us of any differences you might be aware of. What are some conditions we'd need to be informed of? Here are some examples: pregnancy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even something which may seem trivial, like allergies. If you are taking any medications, you should let us know what you're taking, because drugs, whether they're prescription or not, can effect your vision.
The more we know about your lifestyle, the better. For example, do you drink or smoke? Additionally, we'll examine how you actually use your eyes. Are you at university and doing a lot of reading? Knowing this information can make it easier for us to figure out the solution to your vision problems.
And if you have any eye diseases that effect anyone in your family, it's important to tell us, because a few of them are hereditary. Being aware of which conditions you may be susceptible to can make it much easier for us to keep an eye out for and keep track of any red flags.
Some symptoms include changes to your vision like seeing double, spots or flashing lights. If you notice any of these, call us as soon as you're able to. We'll then do our very best to figure out what's causing the symptom, and figure out the most appropriate treatment plan. Don't forget to bring your most recent pair of glasses with you when you see us; even if you normally wear contact lenses, because they will give us important information about your eyes. We look forward to seeing you, and making sure you get better vision.