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Eye Exam: Come Prepared

If you've got an eye exam penciled in for some time soon, there are ways to be extra ready for it. If you want to guarantee that your exam is effective and productive, there are several facts we will need from you.

Because eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated changes in your body, it's important that you let us know about any differences you may have recently become aware of. What are some things we'd need to be informed of? Here are a few examples: allergies, pregnancy, high blood pressure, diabetes or any other serious illness. Do you take any medication? If so, we will need to know what you're taking, because drugs, even if they're non-prescription, can also affect your eye health.

The more we are informed about your lifestyle, the better. For example, are you a smoker? Do you drink? Tell us what you're using your eyes for. Are you a craftsman who strains your eyes working with fine details? Being informed of this information will help us to figure out your treatment plan.

And if there are any eye diseases effecting members of your family, it's important to let us know, because a few of them are hereditary. It's a lot more efficient to look out for symptoms when we already know what you may be vulnerable to.

Some symptoms include changes to your vision like double vision, seeing spots or flashes of light, and blurriness. If you notice any of these, come see us as soon as you're able to. With the information we have about your history, coupled with our expertise, we'll figure out what's causing the symptom, and then recommend the best possible way to treat it. Another thing that will help us provide a thorough exam are your most recent pair of glasses. Glasses give important information, even if you wear contact lenses. We look forward to tending to your needs, and making sure you get good vision.