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

If you've got an eye exam penciled in for some time soon, there are a number of things you can do to be extra ready for it. In order for us to make sure your exam is effective and worthwhile, there are several things we will need from you.

It's of great importance to inform us of any present health problems you are experiencing as eyes are often affected by changes in your body. What are some things we'd need to know about? Here are some examples: pregnancy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even something which may seem trivial, like allergies. If you've been put on any medications, it is important to let us know about what you're on, as prescription and even non-prescription drugs can effect the state of your eyes.

Eye doctors will also take into consideration details of your current lifestyle, like if you're a smoker, as this can also be the cause of several eye conditions. Additionally, we will have a look at what you're actually using your eyes for. Are you at university and doing a lot of reading? Being informed of these details can really make it simpler for us to choose the most effective thing for your eyes.

And if you have any eye diseases effecting members of your family, it's important to inform us, because several of them are hereditary. Having an understanding of which conditions you might be prone to can help us to keep an eye out for and monitor any warning signs.

Come see us if you notice anything odd about your eyes and vision including double vision, blurriness, flashes of light or spots. We will get to bottom of the source of the condition, and suggest the most appropriate treatment. Do remember to take your current pair of glasses along when you see us. Your specs can tell us important things about your eyes, even if you're a contact lens wearer. Together, we will establish the best way to rectify your eye needs.