Tips For Talking To Your Kelowna Eye Doctor

Two years have flown by and it’s time to book your routine appointment with your eye care specialist. Are you prepared for your check-up? Here are some valuable tips that will encourage a more productive appointment for both you and your Kelowna eye doctor.

Come Prepared

By now, you know the protocol. When you visit your eye doctor (or any physician), you’ll be asked about your family’s medical history. Many health conditions, like age-related macular degeneration, cancer scares or heart disease can be traced back to genetics, so it’s important to prepare for your optometry appointment by finding this information out beforehand. Remember, by letting your healthcare provider know about potential health problems, they’ll help you become better aware of symptoms to watch out for and help you take any preventative measures necessary.

Be Honest About Your Lifestyle

One of the best ways to achieve optimal eye health? Make sure to tell your optometrist the truth. The whole truth. If the optometrist asks how often you exercise, and the idea alone makes you feel exhausted, try not to answer with “on occasion”. Telling the truth about your physical health is key to a successful visit to the eye doctor.

Ask The Right Questions

Make the most out of your eye exam by researching what questions you should ask your optometrist.

Common questions for your Kelowna eye doctor include:

1. Will I only need one pair of eyeglasses, or should I get two?
2. Are all eyeglasses the same?
3. Am I at risk for developing glaucoma?
4. What should I do to better monitor my eye health?
5. When should I return for another routine eye exam?
6. What foods do you recommend eating to help improve my overall eye health?
7. Are there specific lifestyle changes I could make to lower my chance of developing eye disease?
8. What are you checking for in my eye exam besides my prescription?

By following these tips, you should feel better prepared for your appointment with your Kelowna eye doctor. But remember, the best way to achieve great eye health, is to actually book and attend your optometry exam.
Stay on top of your eye health. Bring your questions and book your appointment with our experienced optometrist today.

1 Comment

  • I have heard that changes to the eyes, and therefore prescriptions, tend to happen the quickest when the age of the individual is in their mid 40’s. Is this something you have noted in your practice? I am looking into getting some glasses, but readers suffice for now, because I do not want to make several different adjustments to any prescription that fits me now but may be way out in just a year or two…

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