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What Does Your Eye Doctor Need to Know About You?

Is it time for your next eye exam? If you want to make sure your exam is beneficial and worthwhile, there are a number of bits of information we will need from you.

Because vision can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions, you'll need to inform us of any changes in your body you are aware of. What are some things we'd need to know about? Here are a few examples: diabetes, pregnancy, high blood pressure or allergies.

Our doctors will also take into consideration a few things about your lifestyle habits, such as if you're a smoker, as this can have a poor effect on your eyes. Tell us how you use your eyes, from day to day. Does your job take place in a factory, or do you work in an office? Knowing this information can really make it simpler for us to determine the solution to your vision problems.

Because several eye diseases are genetic, it's vital that you let us know if any of your immediate relatives have any of them, especially macular degeneration or glaucoma. It's a great deal easier to keep an eye out for warning signs when we're informed about what you're susceptible to.

Let us know if you observe any changes to your vision including blurriness, fatigue, flashes of light, spots and double vision. We'll then do our very best to discover the cause of the condition, and figure out the best possible way to treat it. Another thing that will help us provide a thorough exam are your most recent pair of glasses. Glasses provide valuable information, even if you wear contact lenses. So don't forget all this when you next see us. Together, we'll figure out the best way to solve any vision issue you may be experiencing!

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