How can you make your next eye exam even more productive? If you want to make sure your exam is effective and productive, there are a number of things we will need from you.
It's important to keep us updated on any current health conditions or problems you may have recently become aware of, because your eyes can be affected by changes in your body. What are the sorts of things we'd need to know about? Here are a few examples: diabetes, pregnancy, high blood pressure or allergies. If you are on any medications, it is important to let us know about what you're on, as drugs, regardless of whether they're prescription or not, can alter your sight.
Habits like drinking or smoking can have a negative effect on eyesight, so if these are a part of your lifestyle, tell us about it. Tell us how you use your eyes everyday. Are you at university and doing a lot of reading? Knowing this information can help us to choose your vision correction needs.
And if there are any eye diseases that effect anyone in your family, it's vital that you inform us, because a number of them are hereditary. It's a lot more efficient to keep an eye out for warning signs when we're informed about what you're vulnerable to.
Let us know if you are aware of any changes to your vision including double vision, blurriness, flashes of light or spots. We will discover what's causing the symptom, and suggest the best possible treatment plan. It's also useful for us if you bring your glasses along to your exam. Glasses give valuable information, even if you're a contact lens wearer. So don't forget all this when you next see us. Together, we'll figure out the most efficient way to resolve whatever issue you may be having!