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What Does Your Eye Doctor Need to Know About You?

To all those with eye exams coming up in the near future, can we have your attention please? In order for us to make sure your exam is effective and worthwhile, there are a number of facts we'll need to know.

First of all, it is crucial to keep us updated on any present health problems you may have noticed, as eyes are often affected by changes in your body. Some examples of conditions we should know about are allergies, pregnancy, high blood pressure, diabetes or any other serious illness.

Eye doctors will also take into consideration details of your current lifestyle, like if you smoke or drink alcohol, as this can also be a factor in a few eye conditions. Additionally, we'll examine what you're actually using your eyes for. Does your job take place in a factory, or do you sit at a computer for long periods of time? Being informed of this information can help us to figure out the solution to your vision problems.

And if there are any eye diseases that affect anyone in your family, it's vital that you let us know, because a number of them are hereditary. Knowing which eye diseases you might be susceptible to can make it simpler for us to look out for and keep track of any developing signs or symptoms.

Give us a call if you are aware of anything odd about your eyes and vision including double vision, blurriness, flashes of light or spots. With the information we have about your history, coupled with our expertise, we'll ascertain what's behind the symptom, and figure out the best possible treatment plan. Remember to take your newest pair of glasses with you to the exam; even if you wear contact lenses, as examining your present glasses gives our optometrists important information about your eyes. Together, we will discover the most efficient way to resolve your eye needs.