Preparing for Your Eye Exam and Keeping Your Optometrist Informed
After booking an appointment with one of The Vision Centers’ optometrists, there are several things that you can do to better prepare you and your optometrist and to make sure that your eye exam is smooth, efficient, and gets you the results that you need.
Maintaining Quality Vision Across Las Vegas, Summerlin and Henderson
First, think about your vision. Do you think your sight has gotten any better or worse? Are there any particular irritations to your eye that you might be experiencing? Are you experiencing any trouble driving around the Las Vegas Valley during the day or night? It is important to consider the state of your eyes since your last visit with an optometrist and to bring all pairs of glasses, prescription sunglasses, and contact lenses that you currently use to your exam so that your optometrist can compare your previous vision needs with your current needs. Be sure to know which products you use to clean your contact lenses and the procedures that you follow when cleaning your lenses.
Second, be ready to tell your Vision Center optometrist about your health and the health conditions of your immediate and extended family with eye care. If there is a history of glaucoma, hypertension, diabetes, cataracts, or any other tendency toward physical illness in your family, letting your optometrist know about these illnesses will help your optometrist during the eye exam and also help to create a treatment plan that is best suited for your family's eye care.
Third, if your Vision Center deems it necessary, your pupils may have to be dilated during your eye exam in order to proceed with evaluating the quality of your vision. Dilating your pupils will make them more sensitive to light and may also make your vision blurry or foggy, so it is important to bring sunglasses if you know that your pupils will need to be dilated and also to give yourself a minimum of two hours after dilation for your pupils to return to their normal size. However, The Vision Centers also offer leading-edge Optomap® Retinal Imaging as a screening tool that can take digital images of the inside of your eye (retina), in most cases without dilation in Las vegas area. Please ask about it when you arrive!
Lastly, be sure that you arrive well rested, fed, and prepared, because the more accurate and concise your answers are during the eye exam, the more effective the exam will be. The Vision Centers' expert team of optometrists look forward to giving you the best vision you've ever had, whether in Las Vegas, Summerlin, or Henderson.