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Top 6 Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor

Your sight is one of your most vital senses, which is why it is so important to visit your eye doctor regularly to ensure that your eyes stay healthy. Eye exams are important for everyone regardless of whether they have an existing vision problem or not. Regular exams can help keep infections, disease, or common eye problems at bay.

Do you have an eye exam coming up soon? Preparing ahead of time can help you manage your vision health. Here are some questions you can ask to keep you informed when it comes to your exam process and will help you take care of your eyes properly for many years to come:

1. What tests will we be doing today? Do they include a dilated eye exam to check for diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration?

Knowing what to expect when you arrive may help put you at ease. Knowing the reasons why they are conducting a particular test can also help you to relax and be more comfortable.

A comprehensive eye exam includes tests to measure your eyes’ ability to work together and separately, to focus, to see color, to perceive depth and to view things at close range. An eye exam also helps your doctor screen for diseases, and a routine check of your vision could even detect conditions you may not associate with your eyes such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

2. What do my symptoms mean?

Countless minor issues can affect your eyes, from itchiness to allergies, strain from too much screen time, or even contact lens discomfort. If you are experiencing irregularities in your vision or how your eyes look or feel, this is the time to discuss it with your doctor, no matter how minor it seems.

Sometimes your symptoms may indicate an issue that will go away over time or can be treated with over-the-counter medication, but sometimes they can signify a condition that requires more extensive treatment.

3. How do I know if I need glasses?

Sometimes when people notice they are having trouble focusing on things up close or far away, this may be an indication that vision correction is needed. Other times you may experience non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, or watery eyes. Always discuss any issues with your doctor in order to help determine if glasses are necessary.

4. What are the best vision correction options available for my eyes?

Your choice relies largely on your personal preference and considerations specific to your needs. Treatments can range from glasses or contact lenses to surgery. There are pros and cons to both eyeglasses and contacts. Inquiring about all available options can help you make the right decision for both your health and your lifestyle. Wise Eyes Optical has a wide selection of fashionable frames from which to choose as well as an assortment of contact lens choices. Whatever your choice, we are here to help.

5. What eyesight changes can I expect as I age?

Talk to your doctor about the changes you can expect in your eyesight as you age. Your doctor can tell you about any changes you can expect and what to do to avoid premature eye conditions. Identifying the signs and symptoms of age-related eye conditions can make all the difference in catching any problems early and can make it easier to receive treatment if necessary.

6. When should I return for my next visit?

Your doctor will determine how often you need an exam based on your vision, age, and medical history. Regular visits are an important part of good eye care. Even if you believe your eye health is excellent, preventative care can catch any issues before they escalate. Protect your eyes by making an appointment with the professionals at Wise Eyes Optical. They can also perform preventive screenings to detect vision problems early when eye diseases are most responsive to treatment.

Regular comprehensive eye exams are crucial for everyone, regardless of your age or how well you see, and the only sure way to confirm your eye health. At Wise Eyes Optical, our team of experienced eye care professionals is ready to make your eye exam hassle-free and help you in the mission to correct your vision.

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