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Eye Exam Approaching? Here’s What You Need to Know

To all those with eye examinations coming up in the near future, may we have your attention please? In order for us to make sure your exam is thorough and productive, there are a number of things we will need from you.

It is crucial that you inform us of any recent health conditions or problems you may have noticed, because eyes are often vulnerable to changes in your body. A couple of examples of conditions we should know about are pregnancy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even something which may seem trivial, like allergies. If you are taking any medications, it is important to let us know about what you are on, because drugs, regardless of whether they're prescription or not, can alter your eyes.

Habits like drinking or smoking can have a negative effect on vision, so if these are a part of your lifestyle, keep us informed. Tell us how you use your eyes, from day to day. Do you work at a computer a lot? Knowing this information can make it easier for us to determine your vision correction needs.

And if you have any eye diseases effecting members of your family, you should inform us, because a number of them are hereditary. Understandably, it's a great deal less complicated to keep an eye out for certain signs when we already know which conditions you're susceptible to.

Warning signs include things like seeing double, spots or flashing lights. If you notice any of these, call us as soon as you can. With the information we have about your history, coupled with our expertise, we'll discover the root of the condition, and suggest the most appropriate treatment plan. It's also good if you bring your glasses along to your appointment. They give us important information, even if you're a contact lens wearer. We look forward to tending to your needs, and making sure you get better vision.