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Eye Exam Coming Up? Here’s What You Need to Know

Do you have an eye exam coming up in the near future? If you want to make sure your exam is beneficial and productive, there are several facts we'll need to know.

Because eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions, you'll need to let us know about any changes in your body you might be aware of. This includes pregnancy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even something which may seem trivial, like allergies.

Things like drinking or smoking can have a negative effect on your eyes, so if these are parts of your lifestyle, let us know. In addition, we'll examine what you're actually using your eyes for. Are you at university and doing a lot of reading? Being informed of these facts can make it easier for us to choose the solution to your vision problems.

As a number of eye-related diseases are genetic, it is important that you tell us if any of your immediate relatives have any of them, especially glaucoma or macular degeneration. Knowing the conditions you may be susceptible to can make it much easier for us to keep an eye out for and keep track of any red flags.

Give us a call if you are aware of anything odd about your eyes and vision including blurriness, fatigue, flashes of light, spots and double vision. We'll then do our very best to get to bottom of what's behind the symptom, and suggest the most appropriate treatment plan. Don't forget to take your current pair of glasses with you when you see us; even if you wear contact lenses, because they will give us useful information. Together, we will discover the most productive way to tend to all your eye needs.