Do you have an eye exam fast approaching? There are a few things you should let us know about so that we can guarantee your vision is analyzed completely and thoroughly.
Firstly, it is essential to keep us updated on any present health conditions or problems you may have noticed, as your eyes can be vulnerable to changes in your body. What are the sorts of things we'd need to know about? Here are some examples: allergies, pregnancy, high blood pressure, diabetes or any other serious condition. If you've been put on any medications, you should let us know what you are taking, as prescription and even non-prescription drugs can alter your sight.
The more we are informed about your lifestyle, the better. For example, do you drink or smoke? Tell us how you use your eyes. Do you work in a factory, or do you sit at a computer the entire day? Being informed of these facts can make it easier for us to choose the most effective thing for your vision.
As a number of eye diseases are genetic, it's vital that you tell us if anyone in your family has any of them, especially macular degeneration or glaucoma. Understandably, it's much more efficient to look out for warning signs when we already know which conditions you may be vulnerable to.
Come see us if you are aware of anything strange about your vision including double vision, blurriness, flashes of light or spots. With the information we have about your history, coupled with our expertise, we'll figure out what's causing the symptom, and suggest the most appropriate 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. Together, we will find out the most effective way to tend to all your vision needs.