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

If you've got an eye exam coming up, there are ways to be extra ready for it. If you want to make sure your exam is effective and worthwhile, there are a number of things we will need from you.

It's essential to let us know about any present health problems you may have recently become aware of, as eyes are often vulnerable to changes in your body. What are the sorts of conditions we'd need to know about? Here are some examples: allergies, pregnancy, high blood pressure, diabetes or any other serious illness. Have you been prescribed any medication? If so, we will need to know what you're taking, because this can also influence your vision.

We will also take into consideration some details regarding your current lifestyle, such as if you're a smoker, because this can also be the cause of a few eye conditions. Tell us how you use your eyes everyday. Does your job take place in a factory, or do you sit at a computer for long periods of time? Knowing these details can really make it simpler for us to determine your vision correction needs.

And if there are any eye diseases that effect anyone in your family, it's important to let us know, because several of them are hereditary. Knowing the conditions you might be prone to will make it simpler for us to look out for and monitor any warning signs.

Some symptoms include changes to your vision like seeing double, spots or flashing lights. If you start to experience any of these, call us as soon as you're able to. We will figure out what's behind the symptom, and figure out the most appropriate treatment plan. Do remember to take your most recent pair of glasses with you to the exam. Your specs can give us information about your eyes, even if you're a contact lens wearer. Together, we will find out the most efficient way to resolve your eye needs.