Is it time for your next eye exam? There are a few things you should tell our eye doctors so that we can make sure your vision is analyzed adeptly and thoroughly.
It's of great importance to keep us updated on any recent health conditions or problems you may have observed, because your eyes can be vulnerable to changes in your body. What are the sorts of conditions we'd need to know about? Here are a few examples: allergies, pregnancy, high blood pressure, diabetes or any other serious condition. Are you on any medication? If so, we will need to know what you're taking, because this can also affect your eye health.
The more we are informed about your lifestyle, the better. For example, do you drink or smoke? In addition, we will have a look at what you're actually using your eyes for. Are you a craftsman who strains your eyes working with fine details? Being aware of these facts will really make it simpler for us to figure out the solution to your vision problems.
As a number of eye-related conditions can be passed down to you from your parents, it is crucial that you tell us if anyone in your family has any of them, especially glaucoma or macular degeneration. Being aware of which eye diseases you might be vulnerable to can help us to keep an eye out for and monitor any red flags.
Let us know if you are aware of anything strange about your eyes and vision including blurriness, fatigue, flashes of light, spots and double vision. We'll then do our very best to ascertain what's behind the symptom, and figure out the best possible treatment. Another thing that will help us provide a thorough exam are your most recent pair of glasses. Glasses give important information, even if you're a contact lens wearer. So don't forget all this when you next see us. Together, we'll figure out the best way to resolve whatever issue you may be experiencing!