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How can you make your next eye exam even more productive? In order for us to make sure your exam is beneficial and productive, there are several bits of information we will need from you.

It is crucial that you let us know about any present health conditions or problems you are experiencing because your eyes can be vulnerable to changes in your body. To give an idea, this includes pregnancy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even something which may seem trivial, like 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 the way you actually use your eyes. Are you a student who does a lot of reading? Being informed of these facts can make it easier for us to choose your vision correction needs.

And if you have any eye diseases that effect anyone in your family, you should let us know, because a few of them are hereditary. Knowing the eye diseases you might be susceptible to will make it much easier for us to look out for and keep track of any emerging signs or symptoms.

Some symptoms include changes to your vision like double vision, seeing spots or flashes of light, and blurriness. If you notice any of these, call us as soon as you're able to. With the information we have about your history, coupled with our expertise, we'll figure out what's behind the symptom, and then recommend the best possible treatment plan. It's also helpful if you bring your glasses along to your appointment. Glasses give us valuable information, even if you're a contact lens wearer. Together, we will find out the most effective way to rectify your eye needs.