Routine Eye Examinations
Our eye doctors recommend you have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.
It is not common that you would schedule an eye exam when your eyes feel fine. What many people do not realize is that many degenerative eye diseases cannot be felt. Glaucoma for example is painless and is often referred to as the sneak thief of sight. Routine eye examinations are important even if our eyes and vision are fine. Lets learn from the past and history of eye disease and encourage regular eye exams. It can save vision.
Preparing For Your Eye Exam
Being prepared for your eye exam will make the entire experience more pleasant. The first step is to make an appointment with your eye doctor. Have your name, phone number, address and insurance information available. When you arrive at your your eye exam please have a list of any prescription or non-prescription medications you are currently taking or any that you have taken on a regular basis in the past. Please include any vitamins, herbs, and other non-traditional remedies you may use. Additionally you may also include the dosages you take for each medicine or other substance, and how long you have been taking them.
If you are a contact lens wearer, please bring a pair of glasses. Depending on the type of eye exam you need to have your doctor may dilate your eyes so please bring sunglasses to wear for the ride home.