Do you have an eye exam fast approaching? If you want to make sure your exam is beneficial and productive, there are several things we'll need to know.
Because vision can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions, you'll need to let us know about any changes in your body you are aware of. To give an idea, this includes allergies, pregnancy, high blood pressure, diabetes or any other serious condition. If you've been prescribed any medications, it is useful to let us know about what you're on, as drugs, regardless of whether they're prescription or not, can influence your vision.
Habits like drinking or smoking can have a poor effect on vision, so if these are parts of your lifestyle, let us know. Tell us how you use your eyes, from day to day. Are you at university and doing a lot of reading? Knowing these details will really make it simpler for us to choose your treatment plan.
And if there are any eye diseases that effect anyone in your family, it's vital that you tell us, because a number of them are hereditary. Knowing which eye diseases you may be susceptible to will make it much easier for us to keep an eye out for and keep track of any developing signs or symptoms.
Make an appointment 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 the source of the condition, and figure out the best possible way to treat it. Another thing that will help us provide a thorough exam are your most recent pair of glasses. They give us important information, even if you're a contact lens wearer. We look forward to seeing you, and making sure you get good vision.