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What Does Your Eye Doctor Need to Know About You?

How can you make your next eye exam even more productive? There are a few things you should inform us of to help make sure your exam is a useful one.

It's crucial to let us know about any current health problems you may have recently become aware of, as eyes are often affected by changes in your body. What are the sorts of conditions we'd need to know about? Here are some examples: pregnancy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even something which may seem trivial, like allergies.

Habits like drinking or smoking can have a poor effect on vision, so if these are a part of your lifestyle, let us know. Tell us how you use your eyes, from day to day. Does your job take place in a factory, or do you sit at a computer for long periods of time? Being informed of these facts will make it easier for us to choose your vision correction needs.

And if you have any eye diseases that effect anyone in your family, you should let us know, because several of them are hereditary. Having an understanding of the conditions you may be prone to will make it much easier for us to keep an eye out for and monitor any developing signs or symptoms.

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, call us as soon as possible. We will get to bottom of what's behind the symptom, and then recommend the most appropriate way to treat it. Don't forget to bring your current pair of glasses along to the exam; even if you wear contact lenses, because they will give us useful information about your eyes. We look forward to working with you, and helping you attain your best possible vision.