Eye Exams From Medina Eye Care
Preparing for your eye exam can be a bit stressful if you know you are having underlying issues. This does not have to be the case as an eye doctor is a professional in the field that can diagnose and prescribe treatment for all sorts of visual problems that you might have.
Eye exams are extremely important, especially if you are someone who has a family history of poor eyesight or someone who needs to be precise with their vision.
If you have not scheduled an eye exam in quite some time, it would be a great idea to schedule one with Medina Eye Care!
Doing this on a yearly or semi-yearly basis can be a great benefit for the health of your eyes and can lead to better vision and better vision practices had you not gone to see the eye doctor in the first place. In this article, we will go over some tips to keep in mind as you prepare for your eye exam.
Before The Eye Exam
Prior to your eye exam, you will want to take stock of any issues that you are currently having with your vision as well as issues in your daily life that come as a result of having less than stellar vision.
Additionally, you will want to take stock of your health and family medical history just in case there might be a link there for the optometrist to examine. Make sure you get a good night's rest the night before the exam and drink plenty of water. You will be in an examination room for some time so make sure that you are well-hydrated.
What To Bring To Your Eye Exam
As we noted before, it will be important to take any kind of previous documentation history to your optometrist that provides information on your previous medical history or any potential family history. This is important because it will give your eye doctor a better insight into what treatments they should prescribe and whether those treatments may or may not have side-effects that worsen the condition itself.
Additionally, you will want to bring any eyeglasses, sunglasses, or contact lenses that you are currently using as well as any insurance paperwork or benefits cards that you may have. If your exam includes pupil dilation, make sure to come with a friend or family member that can drive you home once the procedure is finished as your eyes will need some time to adjust back to normal daylight.
The Eye Exam
Your optometrist, Dr. Arthur A. Medina Jr. provides eye exams for your entire family. During the eye exam, your optometrist will evaluate your vision by having you read a wall eye chart. This will allow your doctor to get a better understanding of where your vision currently stands.
An eye exam is extremely beneficial because it can help detect eye problems and disease that general exams cannot detect.
If you are not regularly scheduling appointments to receive an eye exam from an optometrist, it would be a great idea to give Medina Eye Care a call.
Family Eye Care
Medina Eye Care can provide eye and vision exams for your entire family. We can help children improve their vision, so they are more suitable to learn in their classrooms. A common condition among children is Myopia, and our eye doctor can help detect it an earlier age rather than later.
Older individuals and seniors are great candidates for eye exams as well since many eye diseases are easier developed at older ages. If you suspect you might have cataracts or diabetic retinopathy, give us a call today to schedule an eye exam!
Questions To Ask
It will be helpful for you to bring in a list of questions to ask your doctor once the eye exam Is completed. Some questions that you could prepare include:
- Should I avoid anything that is currently harming my vision?
- How do I protect my vision while trying to stay active?
- Are glasses or contact lenses ideal for me?
- When should I schedule my next appointment?
While these are just a few questions, there are many others that you can come up with. The act of putting these together will serve to both, prepare you for your eye exam, as well as give your doctor some insight on where your mind is as it relates to treating your vision.
Call Medina Eye Care Today!
If you are looking to make an appointment with an optometrist for anything from a contact lens fitting to dry eye treatment in the Castroville or San Antonio area, feel free to reach out to us as soon as possible. We look forward to working with you.