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How to Prepare For An Eye Exam

How to Prepare for An Eye Exam

Getting a regular eye check-up is just as crucial to your quality of life as dental visits and seeing your GP. This is especially true when you have glasses, contacts, or ongoing eye problems. Like any other doctor's visit, there are some things you'll want to get together and plan before your next eye exam. If you're looking for a new eye doctor in the West Orlando area, consider Orlando Eye Institute and prepare ahead of time to maximize the benefits of your visit.

Preparing to See Your Ophthalmologist

As with any doctor, you'll want to prepare a bit for the visit, especially if something specific has been bothering your eyes. These are some tips to prepare if you're seeing a new doctor for the first time.

  • Make a list of everything that's bothering your eyes, including any past problems like nearsightedness or cataracts. Past problems can affect your current vision, even if they have been resolved. Additionally, if you're seeing a new doctor, it's worth including a list of chronic diseases you suffer from, including cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and so forth. These conditions can affect your eye health.
  • Bring your most recent prescriptions for your glasses or contacts. The eye doctor will use these as a guide to measuring how your vision has changed since your last appointment.
  • Detail your family history of eye disorders, everything matters, and genetics are part of your eye health.

While these tips are important for every visit to an ophthalmology clinic, when you're meeting a new doctor for the first time, you must have all of this information. While your doctor can take your word regarding your risk factors, it's easier if you have it written down. This way they don't miss anything and you don't forget to include anything.

Take Care of Your Eyes

Regular eye exams can prevent and control problems before they cause serious damage, but your ophthalmologist can only treat what they know about. Prepare for your eye exam and then make an appointment with Dr. Raja at Orlando Eye Institute in Windermere, FL. Call us today at (407) 704-3937 to schedule an appointment.

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