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A Few Things to Tell Our Eye Doctor

Do you have an eye exam fast approaching? In order for us to make sure your exam is thorough and worthwhile, there are a few facts we'll need to know.

It is essential that you let us know about any recent health problems you may have observed, as your eyes can be affected by changes in your body. A couple of examples of conditions you should let us know about are diabetes, pregnancy, high blood pressure or allergies. If you are on any medications, it is useful to disclose what you're on, because prescription and even non-prescription drugs can effect your eyes.

We will also consider a few things about your current lifestyle, such as whether you smoke or drink alcohol, as this can also be the cause of a number of eye conditions. Tell us what you're using your eyes for. Are you at university and doing a lot of reading? Being informed of these facts will really make it simpler for us to determine your vision correction needs.

As a number of eye conditions are hereditary, it is crucial that you tell us if anyone in your family has any of them, especially glaucoma or macular degeneration. Being aware of the conditions you may be susceptible to will make it much easier for us to keep an eye out for and keep track of any red flags.

Make an appointment if you notice anything odd about your vision including blurriness, fatigue, flashes of light, spots and double vision. We will figure out what's causing the symptom, 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. Glasses give us valuable information, even if you wear contact lenses. We look forward to working with you, and helping you attain your best possible vision.