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How to Prepare For An Eye Exam

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How to Prepare For an Eye Exam

Everyone should make it a point to schedule an eye exam every year. Vision changes can occur very gradually, therefore, you may not even realize that you may need an eye prescription until you see an eye doctor. If you have an eye disease, that disease can cause permanent vision loss. The only way to detect the disease early on is to visit Advanced Eyecare in Las Vegas so that our optometrist can perform an eye exam and provide the necessary treatment for your eyes.

There are a few things that need to be done so that you are prepared for your eye exam with our Las Vegas eye doctor.

Make a List

Our eye doctor will need all the necessary information about your health before starting the eye exam. To make the process faster, you can make a list before your appointment. The list should include:

Your primary care physician's information, including their name, address, and phone number.

Make a list of all the medications that you take each day. The list should include the name of the medication, the dosage, and how often you take it. If you take vitamins or supplements, they should be added to your list as well.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your vision, the health of your eyes, or the prescription that you are using, write them down. That way you won’t forget to ask the optometrist during your appointment.

Glasses and Contact Lenses

If you wear glasses, bring them with you. Our eye doctor will want to test your vision with your current prescription. If you wear contact lenses, wear them to your appointment. You need a contact lens exam every year, and it can be done during your annual eye exam. Our optometrist will check the prescription and the fit.

Find a Ride

During your exam, our optometrist may want to dilate your eyes. This is done so that they can perform a complete exam of your retina. During the dilated exam, our optometrist can check for any diseases and conditions to the eye. There are also medical conditions that can be detected during a dilated exam. When your eyes are dilated, your vision will be blurry. If possible, find someone to drive you to and from your appointment.

It is important that you make an eye exam appointment every year with Advanced Eyecare. Our Las Vegas eye doctor will test your vision and check the health of your eyes. You only get one set of eyes, therefore, it is essential that you take care of them properly. Call us today at 702-737-3937.

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