How to Prepare for an Eye Exam
Setting up an appointment for an eye exam is a vital part of caring for your health. When you visit an optometrist, like our many experts at Wichita Optometry, P.A., you will have a comprehensive exam during which the eye doctor will look at both your ability to see clearly and the health of your eyes. After making your appointment with us at one of our Wichita locations, do the following things to ensure that you will be prepared for your upcoming eye exam.
Make Notes of Current Problems or Concerns
When you go into your eye exam, remembering everything you wanted to talk to the eye doctor about will be difficult. Instead, write down all your concerns and bring them to your visit. For example, do you notice blurry vision at night? Are you having problems seeing your computer screen clearly? Do you want to upgrade to contacts from glasses? Do you have any itching, blurring, burning, or tearing in your eyes?
Also, find out as much as you can about ophthalmology problems that run in your family. For instance, if you have a parent with glaucoma or diabetes, this information will help the eye doctor to know what types of conditions you have risk factors for.
Determine the Type of Appointment You May Need
If you have not had a vision exam in several years, schedule a routine eye exam. This type of exam looks both at visual acuity and eye health. However, if you have an existing medical problem with your eyes, such as cataracts, dry eye, glaucoma, or macular degeneration, make an appointment for a medical eye exam. Most optometrists can conduct these exams. If you need surgery, you may get a referral to a doctor of ophthalmology, which is a medical doctor who specializes in eye diseases.
If you want to wear contact lenses, you may need to let the staff know when setting your appointment because, for contacts, you may require special testing to ensure that you get the right fit.
We Can Help You With All Your Eye Care Needs
When you reach out to Wichita Optometry, P.A., the staff can help you with any questions that you have about preparing for your eye exam. We're here to serve everyone in the Wichita area with all their eye care needs. Call us today at 316-942-7496.