Ladies and gentlemen with eye examinations coming up in the near future, may we have your attention please? If you want to make sure your exam is beneficial and worthwhile, there are a few facts we'll need to know.
It is of great importance that you keep us updated on any recent health conditions or problems you are experiencing because your eyes can be affected by changes in your body. A couple of examples of conditions you should let us know about are pregnancy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even something which may seem trivial, like allergies.
The more we know about your lifestyle, the better. For example, are you a smoker? Do you drink? Tell us how you use your eyes. Are you a student who does a lot of reading? Knowing these details can really make it simpler for us to figure out the solution to your vision problems.
Because several eye conditions are hereditary, it's important that you tell us about any of them in your immediate family, especially glaucoma or macular degeneration. Having an understanding of the conditions you might be prone to can help us to keep an eye out for and keep track of any warning signs.
Some symptoms include things like double vision, seeing spots or flashes of light, and blurriness. If you begin to experience any of these, call us as soon as possible. With the information we have about your history, coupled with our expertise, we'll discover the source of the condition, and then recommend 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 wear contact lenses. So don't forget all this when you next see us. Together, we'll figure out the most efficient way to solve whatever issue you may be experiencing!