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What Our Eye Doctors Need to Know

If you've got an eye exam coming up, there are ways to be extra prepared for it. If you want to make sure your exam is beneficial and productive, there are several facts we will need from you.

Because your eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions, you'll need to let us know about any changes you are aware of. What are some conditions we'd need to know about? Here are a few examples: diabetes, pregnancy, high blood pressure or allergies. If you've been prescribed any medications, it is useful to let us know about what you are on, because prescription and even non-prescription drugs can influence your sight.

Things like drinking or smoking can have a poor effect on eyesight, so if these are parts of your lifestyle, keep us informed. Tell us how you use your eyes, from day to day. Are you at university and doing a lot of reading? Knowing these details can make it easier for us to determine the best thing for your sight.

And if there are any eye diseases that effect anyone in your family, it's vital that you let us know, because several of them are hereditary. Knowing which eye diseases you may be prone to will help us to keep an eye out for and keep track of any warning signs.

Make an appointment if you notice any changes to your vision including blurriness, fatigue, flashes of light, spots and double vision. We will get to bottom of the source of the condition, and then recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. Another thing that will help us provide a thorough exam are your most recent pair of glasses. Glasses provide important information, even if you wear contact lenses. We look forward to working with you, and making sure you get your best possible vision.