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Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor During Your First Visit

Last updated 4 years ago

You may not remember all of your questions and concerns during a visit to your eye doctor, so it can be very helpful to write them down ahead of time and bring them to your appointment. This makes it easier for you to get all of the information you need during your visit. Here are some questions to get you started:

What is my visual acuity?
During your eye examination, you will find out what your level of visual acuity is. Your doctor will ask you to look into a device and read a series of small letters off of a chart located approximately 20 feet away. If you have difficulty reading these letters because they appear blurry, your doctor will place a series of lenses in front of each eye to determine your level of visual acuity. This information allows your doctor to write a prescription for a pair of eyeglasses that can correct your vision.

How often should I schedule eye appointments?
Your eye doctor will consider your age, family history, and eye health when advising you on how often to schedule a regular appointment. These regular appointments are important for detecting and treating common eye diseases, such as glaucoma. You should also bring your eyeglasses or contacts with you to each appointment so that your doctor can determine if they are still effectively correcting your vision problems.

When should I wear my eyeglasses?
Your eyeglasses may not be designed for you to wear them every moment of the day. For example, your doctor may write you a corrective lens prescription that is meant to help you see at far distances. In this case, you may only need to wear your eyeglasses in situations such as watching a movie or driving your car.

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