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What Our Eye Doctors Need to Know

Is it already time for your next eye exam? There are a few things you should tell our eye doctors so that we can guarantee you are analyzed adeptly and thoroughly.

Because vision can be affected by seemingly unrelated changes in your body, it's vital that you inform us of any recent changes you are aware of. Some examples of conditions you should let us know about are pregnancy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even something which may seem trivial, like allergies.

The more we are informed about your lifestyle, the better. For example, are you a smoker? Do you drink? Additionally, we will look at how you actually use your eyes. Do you work at a computer a lot? Being informed of these details can help us to figure out your treatment plan.

Because a number of eye-related conditions are hereditary, it is vital that you tell us if anyone in your family has any of them, especially macular degeneration or glaucoma. It's much easier to look out for warning signs when we're informed about what you're susceptible to.

Give us a call 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 discover what's behind the symptom, and then recommend the best possible way to treat it. It's also good if you bring your glasses along to your appointment. They give us valuable information, even if you're a contact lens wearer. So don't forget all this when you next see us. Together, we'll figure out the best way to resolve any vision issue you may be having!