Your eyesight is very important, which is why you should take care of it properly. Visiting your eye care specialist is one of the best things you can do to ensure this. Since these visits are often done only yearly, it’s necessary that you make the most of your time. Whether it’s about LASIK or eye conditions, ask everything you want to know about your eyes.
To make things easier for you, here are some essential questions to ask during your eye care appointment:
Are My Eyes in Their Healthiest State?
Many patients wonder if their eyes are as healthy as they can be. To best answer this question, your eye doctor will ask questions about your personal and family history. We may ask about eye problems you’ve had or eye conditions that run in your family. This is because many eye diseases are passed on from generation to generation and this can affect your eyes’ health status.
What Is the Best Vision Correction Option for My Eyes?
If your eye care specialist discovers you have a vision error, we most likely will suggest using prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. We’ll discuss these options in detail, including their features and benefits and why we think they are best for your case. Rest assured that we’ll take into consideration your lens grade, needs, and lifestyle. We may also recommend other vision correction options as we see fit, like LASIK, orthokeratology and more.
Do Digital Devices Affect My Eyes?
Studies show that at least 83 percent of Americans use digital devices for more than two hours each day. Doing this can result in digital eye strain, which can cause not only visual discomfort, but also headaches, dry eyes, blurry vision and even neck and shoulder pains. Letting your eyes rest regularly while using devices can help prevent this problem.
When Should I Return for My Next Visit?
Your eye doctor will recommend an eye exam schedule depending on your age, current eye health and personal history. While having an eye checkup once a year is already optimal for some, you may be asked to come more frequently if we are currently managing certain eye problems. For example, if you’re using contact lenses, we may ask you to return after a few weeks or months based on the replacement schedule of your lenses.
For more information on eye exams and other eye care needs, call us at (757) 340-7070 or fill out our contact form. We serve Norfolk and the surrounding VA communities.