Going in for an eye exam can be quite an experience. Sometimes it's frustrating to try and see which letter appears better with your vision, or being in the darkened room may make you feel intimidated or even anxious. An eye exam is to help ensure your prescription is updated as closely as possible to your vision, so you have corrected vision and can see properly. To help make your next eye exam a successful one, read on for some helpful tips.
Bring In Your Current Lenses (Contacts And Eyeglasses)
Remember to bring in both your contact lenses and eyeglasses of your current prescription, this way your eye doctor can see what type of lenses you currently have (especially if this is a new eye doctor). Your eyeglasses can also have the new lenses put in immediately, rather than you needing to go home to get them and bring them back in. Bringing in your lenses also will help because, in the event that you have your pupils dilated, you will be able to put on your eyeglasses.
Discuss Any Vision Concerns
Be sure to discuss any concerns you may have with your eye doctor about problems you have had with your vision. No matter what it is, you should always bring up these concerns with your eye doctor. Your doctor can help to figure out what may be causing you these vision problems, such as migraine headaches, which may be due to eye strain, or problems with seeing at night, which may be caused by astigmatism. Your appointment is the time to talk about any concerns you have, and whether or not you think they are a big deal, they may actually be a very big deal in your vision health.
Take Your Time
When receiving your eye exam, take your time to allow your eyes to adjust to each letter or shape being shown to you. If you need to slow down in order to allow your eyes to adjust, tell your optometrist this, so you don't feel as though you're rushing through your eye exam. You want your vision to be corrected so you can see as clearly as possible, so answering willy nilly about which appears less blurry to you is not going to help you in the long run.
For some, going to the eye doctor can be a daunting experience. You may feel anxious, afraid, nervous, or all of these things. Take your time when talking to the optometrist about your vision and when receiving your eye exam. Discuss all issues you are experiencing with your vision so your vision can be treated as best as possible to give you clearer vision.
For more information, contact a local eye exam center.