Are you getting ready to visit a new eye doctor? This means that you will need to ensure that you bring your new doctor up to speed with your eye care so far. You may not be sure exactly where to begin. This is perfectly normal and can usually be solved by you becoming organized. Here are some tips that will assist you in doing that.
Bring Your Old Glasses Along
Do not leave those broken or old glasses at home because they can provide valuable information for your new eye doctor about your prescription. The lenses of your old glasses can be read so that your doctor can decide whether they should use your old prescription, adjust it a little, or go in a completely new direction. If you wear contact lenses, the same thing applies. Bring your contacts to the office with you and the boxes that they come in. If you have the prescription for the contacts bring it too. All this helps your new doctor to have a reference point, which can prevent a lot of frustration in the long run.
Now that you know what to bring to your appointment, the next thing you should do is become reflective about the eye problems that you have been facing. Make notes about what is happening to you because you may forget some things when you go for your exam. Write down when your problems started and if anything helps to reduce them. These are things your eye doctor will ask you, so it is good to be prepared. Call your parents and grandparents to find out more about the vision history of your family. This information may be useful to your doctor.
Are You Financially Ready?
Make sure that your insurance will cover your visit, medications, and eyewear you may need. This is especially important for a first-time visit. It is also good to find out ahead of time if your insurance will cover eye surgeries, such as laser treatments or cataract surgery. You never know what your eye exam will reveal, and you want to ensure that you have coverage.
Getting your eyes examined by a new eye doctor comes with its own set of challenges. The good thing is that once you are prepared, you can deal with the challenges that arise. Make sure you take all that is necessary with you to the eye exam to make the transition a smooth one.