An optometrist will recommend a regular eye examination as it is essential to check your eye health and vision. Some people often find visiting optometrists intimidating. However, you can rest assured that our friendly team at Dolphins Optometrists will ensure that your visit is as comfortable as possible. Knowing how to prepare for your eye test can help make the process go smoother. Below are some helpful tips to prepare for your next eye examination.
What you need to think about before your next eye test
Before you head into the practice, it is best to think about what has been happening with your eyes recently. Have you noticed any particular eye issues, such as blurry vision, poor night-time vision, or trouble judging distances? If so, you should note this down and let your optometrist know. It is also worth mentioning this when booking your appointment. You can be provided an appointment with consideration to your specific needs. For example, if you are experiencing dry eyes, we may recommend an appointment with Mandy or Ann (link to about us page) our experts in this area.
Are these vision changes impacting everyday tasks, including driving? If you believe that your driving is suffering because of these vision impairments, you need to let your optometrist know so that they can perform a driver’s eye test on you. You need to make sure your vision is good enough to drive to ensure your safety and those around you.
Another thing to question before going into your eye test is whether you have had any recent health issues, had any recent surgeries or suffered any injuries since your last eye test. These could be useful for your optometrist to know. You should also try to find out if you have any family history of eye-related problems such as glaucoma or cataracts.
What Do I Need to Bring to My Eye Exam?
When going for an eye test, remember to bring your current glasses, sunglasses, and any contact lenses you may have. You should also have a list of any current medications you are on so that your optometrist can use this to find out if any of these could be affecting your vision.
Finally, if you have questions to ask your optometrist, write them down and bring them along. You can ensure you will remember everything at the appointment that way.
Some critical questions to ask your optometrist
- Have there been any changes to my vision since my last appointment?
- What options are there to help improve my vision?
- Is there anything I should be looking out for to ensure my eyes are not deteriorating or developing a new health issue?
- Can I take better care of my eyes?
- When can I schedule my next eye test?
If you need to schedule an eye test, please contact Dolphins Optometrists so we can book you in with one of our excellent, friendly and experienced team members. Contact us today on 01444 454808 or firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about our eye tests, contact lenses, glasses and myopia management. We would be more than happy to help you find the right treatment for your eyes.
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