To all those with eye examinations scheduled for the near future, may we have your attention please? If you want to make sure your exam is beneficial and productive, there are several things we will need from you.
It's crucial to let us know about any recent health conditions or problems you may have recently become aware of, because your eyes can be affected by changes in your body. A couple of examples of conditions you should let us know of are diabetes, pregnancy, high blood pressure or allergies.
The more we are informed about your lifestyle, the better. For example, are you a smoker? Do you drink? Tell us what you're using your eyes for. Are you an artist who strains your eyes working on fine details? Knowing this information can help us to choose your vision correction needs.
As a number of eye conditions are genetic, it is vital that you let us know if any of your family members have any of them, especially macular degeneration or glaucoma. It's a lot less complicated to look out for symptoms when we're informed about what you may be susceptible to.
Let us know if you notice anything strange about your vision including blurriness, fatigue, flashes of light, spots and double vision. We'll then do our very best to discover the source of the condition, and figure out the best possible treatment plan. Do remember to bring your current pair of glasses with you when you see us. Glasses tell us important things about your eyes, even if you're a contact lens wearer. Together, we will discover the best way to resolve your eye needs.