Ladies and gentlemen with eye examinations coming up in the near future, can we have your attention please? If you want to guarantee that your exam is effective and worthwhile, there are a number of bits of information we'll need to know.
It is essential to let us know about any current health conditions or problems you are experiencing as your eyes can be affected by changes in your body. What are some conditions we'd need to know about? Here are a few examples: diabetes, pregnancy, high blood pressure or allergies.
Habits like drinking or smoking can have a negative effect on your eyes, so if these are parts of your lifestyle, tell us about it. Additionally, we'll examine what you're actually using your eyes for. Do you work at a computer a lot? Knowing this information can really make it simpler for us to determine your treatment plan.
As several eye conditions can be passed down to you from your parents, it's crucial that you let us know about any of them in your immediate family, especially macular degeneration or glaucoma. Being aware of the eye diseases you may be vulnerable to can make it much easier for us to keep an eye out for and keep track of any red flags.
Some symptoms include changes to your vision like seeing double, spots or flashing lights. If you notice any of these, come see us as soon as you can. We'll then do our very best to ascertain what's causing the symptom, and then recommend the most appropriate way to treat it. Remember to bring your newest pair of glasses with you when you see us; even if you normally wear contact lenses, as examining your present glasses gives us important information about your eyes. We look forward to seeing you, and making sure you get good vision.