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What Does Your Eye Doctor Need to Know About You?

To all those with eye examinations scheduled for the near future, can we have your attention please? There are a few things you should inform us of to help make sure your exam is a productive one.

Firstly, it is of great importance to inform us of any recent health conditions or problems you may have noticed, because your eyes can be affected by changes in your body. What are some things we'd need to know about? Here are a few examples: allergies, pregnancy, high blood pressure, diabetes or any other serious condition.

The more we are informed about your lifestyle, the better. For example, are you a smoker? Do you drink? In addition, we will have a look at what you're actually using your eyes for. Are you a student who does a lot of reading? Knowing this information can make it easier for us to choose your treatment plan.

Because a number of eye diseases are hereditary, it's vital that you let us know about any of them in your immediate family, especially macular degeneration or glaucoma. It's easy to understand what it's a great deal less complicated to look out for certain signs when we're already aware what you're susceptible to.

Come see us if you notice anything strange about your eyes and vision including blurriness, fatigue, flashes of light, spots and double vision. We'll then do our very best to figure out what's causing the symptom, and figure out the best possible way to treat it. It's also helpful if you bring your glasses along to your appointment. They give valuable information, even if you're a contact lens wearer. Together, we will find out the best way to resolve your eye needs.

Visit your Atlanta eye doctor today at our clinic to learn more about your eye exam.

As part of our COVID-19 protocol we are now requiring our patients to undergo an Optomap Retinal exam in lieu of dilation to evaluate the inside lining of the eye. This procedure is being performed to lessen the time spent in our office. There is an additional fee of $35.00 for this test which is often not covered by insurance plans as it is considered a health screening. However, it can be billed to a medical insurance plan if there is a retinal disease diagnosis. Please speak to our staff for more information.