Regular eye exams are an integral part of maintaining your eye health. During your checkup, your optometrist will evaluate your eyesight and test for signs of disease or other vision problems. Taking an active role in your eye care will help you get the most out of your exam for a smooth visit every time.
Share Your Family History and Current Medical Conditions
The health of your eyes can be dependent on genetic factors and any current health concerns you may have. Tell your eye doctor about any family history of glaucoma, cataracts, and other eye problems. He will incorporate this knowledge into your eye exam to monitor for high-risk conditions. Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, can also affect the health of your eyes. Keeping your eye doctor up-to-date on your overall health will ensure that you both have the information you need to address any special vision needs you may have.
Ask Questions if You’re Unsure
Ask questions and voice concerns if you have them. You may find it helpful to create a list ahead of time, detailing any vision problems or changes you may be experiencing. If you notice changes such as difficulty driving at night, dry eyes, or constant squinting, mention these symptoms during your exam so they can be addressed.
Practice Good Eye Care at Home
Taking the right steps to care for your eyes and your eyewear will prevent complications and vision problems to ensure a smooth and easy eye exam. Keep your contacts or glasses in good repair and replace them as needed. Avoid working on a computer for long periods of uninterrupted time and wear safety eyewear if your job poses an eye hazard.
At Wize Eyes, our thorough eye exams are always just $18. You can schedule your appointment seven days a week and enjoy 30-minute same-day service on eyewear at any of our Long Island locations. Call (415) 358-0040 to make an appointment, and check out our website for more eye care information to ensure a lifetime of optimal vision.