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What Does Your Eye Doctor Need to Know About You?

Is it already time for your next eye exam? If you want to make sure your exam is effective and productive, there are several things we will need from you.

Firstly, it is essential to keep us updated on any current health problems you are experiencing as your eyes can be vulnerable to changes in your body. A few examples of conditions we should know of are diabetes, pregnancy, high blood pressure or allergies.

The more we know about your lifestyle, the better. For example, are you a smoker? Do you drink? Tell us how you use your eyes, from day to day. Are you a student who does a lot of reading? Being informed of these facts will help us to figure out your treatment plan.

Because a number of eye-related conditions can be passed down to you from your parents, it is vital that you let us know if there are any of them in your immediate family, especially glaucoma or macular degeneration. Knowing which eye diseases you might be vulnerable to can make it much easier for us to look out for and monitor any red flags.

Come see us if you observe anything strange about your sight including double vision, blurriness, flashes of light or spots. We'll then do our very best to discover what's behind the symptom, and then recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. It's also helpful if you bring your glasses along to your exam. They provide valuable information, even if you're a contact lens wearer. Together, we will discover the most effective way to tend to all your vision needs.