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How to Prepare For An Eye Exam

How to Prepare For An Eye Exam at our Columbia Optometrist

Going in for an eye exam plays an important role in keeping your eyes healthy. The problem is that you may feel uncomfortable and intimidated by the process. If it has been awhile since your last visit to our eye doctor in Columbia, SC, you want to take steps to prepare for the visit.

older woman receiving an eye exam from her optometrist

Identify Your Concerns

The first part of preparing for an eye exam is identifying any changes to your vision or concerns related to your eyes. If you have a medical condition, then find out the potential risks to your eyes from the condition. If you have noticed that your vision is changing, then pay attention to the changes. You want to bring up the concerns during your eye exam.

Bring Appropriate Items

Bring any glasses, contacts or prescription sunglasses you wear. You also need a list of your current medications. Do not ignore over-the-counter medications. Any medication can interact with other medications, so you need a complete list to avoid complications. If you plan to go through a comprehensive eye exam, then bring a family member. They will help you after you leave our office.

Talk to Our Eye Doctor

The final part of preparing for your eye exam is talking to our eye doctor. You want to discuss your medical history and any concerns with your eyes. Talk about your treatment options if you have problems with your vision. You also want to ask about the changes our eye doctor notices after evaluating your eyes and clarifying your historical information. The conversation prevents any misunderstandings or complications during the eye exam. If you have concerns about any part of the exam, then discuss your concerns with our eye doctor. It will give you peace of mind throughout the exam.

Make an Appointment with Dr. Dorothy Park and Associates

If you want to keep your eyes safe, then you need a regular eye exam to prevent any problems with your long-term eye health. To learn more about our treatments or to set up an appointment with our eye doctor in Columbia, call 803-254-6306 today.


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