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3 Things To Bring To Your Eye Appointment

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If you have an upcoming eye exam, you probably want to make the best of it. To do so, there are a few things that you will need to bring along with you. These are three things that you can bring to your eye appointment to help you ensure that it goes well.

1. Your Best Pair of Glasses

If you wear glasses, you should bring your best, most recent pair with you to your appointment. Then, your doctor can take a look at your glasses to determine things about your prescription. You can also tell your doctor about things related to your glasses to help ensure that your next pair is even better, such as by telling him or her if you don't feel that they are strong enough. You can even use your old glasses to help the person who will help you buy new glasses determine things about your fit. This can help you ensure that you leave with a great pair of glasses that can help you see and that can be completely comfortable.

2. A List of Eye-Related Medical Information

Your eye doctor needs to know as much as possible about any eye-related medical information. If you are seeing a new eye doctor, have your records sent from your old optometrist's office. Also, consider talking to your family members to ask about any genetic eye-related issues that might run in your family, such as glaucoma. If you have been experiencing any types of issues with your eyes, such as discomfort, consider writing them down so that you will remember to tell your eye doctor at your appointment. 

3. Your Eye Medications

Do you currently have any eye drops or other eye-related medications that you use, whether daily or occasionally? If so, you should bring them with you to your next eye appointment. Even if you use over-the-counter eye medication, such as eye drops, you will need to bring them with you as well. Then, if your eye doctor prescribes you any medication or suggests an over-the-counter medication for you to try, he or she can help ensure that it won't react poorly with any of the other medications that you are currently using. Also, if you are having any eye-related problems, your eye doctor may be able to identify if the medications that you are using could be the cause of these problems or if they could be helping.