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What Our Eye Doctors Need to Know

If you've got an eye exam coming up, there are a number of things you can do to be extra ready for it. There are a few things you should let us know about so that we can ensure your vision is analyzed completely and thoroughly.

Firstly, it is important that you keep us updated on any recent health conditions or problems you are experiencing because eyes are often affected by changes in your body. What are the sorts of conditions we'd need to know about? Here are a few examples: pregnancy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even something which may seem trivial, like allergies. Are you on any medication? We'll need to know what you're taking, because this can also have an effect on your vision.

We will also consider a few things about your current lifestyle, like whether you smoke or drink alcohol, because this can have a poor effect on your eyes. In addition, we'll examine 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 can help us to choose the solution to your vision problems.

And if there are any eye diseases effecting members of your family, it's vital that you let us know, because several of them are hereditary. It's a great deal less complicated to look out for certain signs when we're informed about what you may be prone to.

Warning signs include changes to your vision like double vision, seeing spots or flashes of light, and blurriness. If you begin to experience any of these, come see us as soon as you're able to. We'll then do our very best to figure out the source of the condition, and then recommend the most appropriate way to treat it. It's also helpful if you take your most recent glasses along to your appointment. Glasses provide important information, even if you're a contact lens wearer. Together, we will find out the most effective way to tend to all your vision needs.