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How much do you know about your eyes?

Do you have an eye exam coming up? If you want to guarantee that your exam is beneficial and worthwhile, there are a few things we will need from you.

It is essential to keep us updated on any present health problems you may have observed, as eyes are often affected by changes in your body. What are the sorts of conditions we'd need to know about? Here are a few examples: allergies, pregnancy, high blood pressure, diabetes or any other serious condition. If you've been put on any medications, it is important to let us know about what you're taking, because drugs, regardless of whether they're prescription or not, can alter your sight.

Our doctors will also take into consideration details of your current lifestyle, such as whether you're a smoker, as this can have a poor effect on your eyes. Additionally, we'll examine the way you actually use your eyes. Are you an artist who spends time focusing on fine details? Being informed of these facts can make it easier for us to figure out the solution to your vision problems.

Because several eye-related conditions are hereditary, it is important that you tell us if any of your family members have any of them, especially glaucoma or macular degeneration. It's easy to understand what it's a lot easier to keep an eye out for symptoms when we already know which conditions you're susceptible to.

Some symptoms include changes to your vision like double vision, seeing spots or flashes of light, and blurriness. If you start to experience any of these, give us a call as soon as you can. We'll then do our very best to ascertain the source of the condition, and then recommend the best possible way to treat it. Don't forget to bring your newest pair of glasses with you when you see us; even if you normally wear contact lenses, as examining your present glasses gives us important information about your eyes. We look forward to tending to your needs, and making sure you get your best possible vision.

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