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YOUR ROLE AS A PATIENT
Take charge of your eye health. A good eye exam is a dual responsibility



HEALTH RECORD
Be prepared to give us a thorough health background. Bring a complete list of your medications, both prescription and non-prescription including antihistamines, decongestants, asthma inhalers, and nutritional supplements. Do not overlook over-the-counter products and herbal remedies.

You must also report any current difficulties you are having with your vision such as blurring, dry eyes, double vision, difficulty seeing at night, eye strain. We need to know about any chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and allergies, as well as any surgery you have had since your last exam.

A family health history is important as most eye diseases have a hereditary component. Myopia, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and early cataracts, for example, tend to run in families.




LIFESTYLE CHECKLIST
How you use your eyes helps us decide what corrective eyewear is best for you. The factors which need to be considered include your work environment; whether you use a computer and for how many hours a day; whether the lighting in your office is natural or artificial; whether you do a lot of close up work such as bookkeeping, accounting, editing, electronics and whether you work outdoors or in hazardous surroundings.
 
 
Discuss your leisure and sporting activities as well.
 
The right eyewear can protect your eyes, enhance your skills, and improve your vision.


 
 
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