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A Few Things to Tell Our Eye Doctor

Ladies and gentlemen with eye examinations scheduled for the near future, can we have your attention please? In order for us to make sure your exam is thorough and worthwhile, there are a number of facts we’ll need to know.

Because your eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions, it’s pretty important that you let us know about any changes in your body you are aware of. A few examples of conditions we should know about are allergies, pregnancy, high blood pressure, diabetes or any other serious condition. 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 eyes.

Our doctors will also benefit from knowing details of your lifestyle habits, like if you smoke or drink alcohol, as this can have a poor effect on your eyes. Additionally, we will look at what you’re actually using your eyes for. Does your job take place in a factory, or do you sit at a computer the entire day? Being informed of this information will help us to figure out your treatment plan.

And if there are any eye diseases that effect anyone in your family, you should let us know, because a number of them are hereditary. It’s much more efficient to keep an eye out for symptoms when we’re informed about which conditions you may be prone to.

Come see us if you observe anything strange about your vision including blurriness, fatigue, flashes of light, spots and double vision. With the information we have about your history, coupled with our expertise, we’ll ascertain what’s behind the symptom, and figure out the most appropriate treatment. It’s also good if you take your most recent glasses along to your appointment. Glasses give important information, even if you wear contact lenses. Together, we will discover the most efficient way to rectify your eye needs.