To all those with eye examinations coming up in the near future, can we have your attention please? If you want to guarantee that your exam is beneficial and worthwhile, there are a few bits of information we'll need to know.
Because eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions, you'll need to inform us of any differences you may have recently become aware of. Some examples of conditions we should know about are allergies, pregnancy, high blood pressure, diabetes or any other serious illness. Do you take any medication? We'll need to know what you're taking, because drugs, even if they're non-prescription, can also have an effect on your eyes.
Habits like drinking or smoking can have a negative effect on vision, so if these are a part of your lifestyle, keep us informed. Tell us how you use your eyes everyday. Are you a craftsman who strains your eyes working with fine details? Knowing these facts can help us to figure out 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. Understandably, it's a great deal easier to look out for symptoms when we're already aware which conditions you may be prone to.
Come see us if you notice any changes to 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 get to bottom of what's behind the symptom, and figure out the most appropriate way to treat it. Another thing that will help us provide a thorough exam are your most recent pair of glasses. Glasses give us valuable information, even if you're a contact lens wearer. We look forward to tending to your needs, and helping you attain good vision.