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How much do you know about your eyes?

If you’ve got an eye exam scheduled for some time in the near future, there are ways to be extra ready for it. There are several things you should tell our eye doctors to help make sure your exam is a productive one.

Because eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated changes to your health, you’ll need to let us know about any recent changes you might be aware of. What are the sorts of conditions we’d need to be informed of? Here are a few examples: diabetes, pregnancy, high blood pressure or allergies.

Things like drinking or smoking can have a poor 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 this information can help us to determine the solution to your vision problems.

Because 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 macular degeneration or glaucoma. Having an understanding of the eye diseases you may be prone to can make it much easier for us to look out for and monitor any warning signs.

Give us a call if you are aware of anything strange about your eyes and vision including double vision, blurriness, flashes of light or spots. We will discover the root of the condition, and figure out the most appropriate treatment plan. It’s also useful for us if you take your most recent glasses along to your exam. Glasses give important information, even if you’re a contact lens wearer. So don’t forget all this when you come for your exam. Together, we’ll figure out the best way to resolve whatever issue you may be experiencing!