Are you making the most of your eye doctor appointments? Of course, it is a chance for your eye doctor to check your vision and to discuss any issues with your eyes that you are concerned about. But you should also be taking this time to ask some questions that can benefit not only your eyes but your overall health and quality of life. Here are some questions you might want to ask your eye doctor the next time you have an appointment!
Ask these questions for healthy eyes
Visiting your eye doctor for a checkup is a great first step toward having healthy eyes, but consider these questions to get the most out of your appointment:
1. Am I a candidate for LASIK? If you are tired of dealing with contacts and eyeglasses, you might want to consider having a LASIK procedure to correct your vision. Most people can have LASIK, but there are some patients that can’t; however, these patients may be able to have another type of procedure.
2. Am I spending too much time staring at digital devices? If you’ve been having headaches, dry eyes, and blurred vision, it may be because of how much time you spend looking at a computer screen throughout the day.
3. Should I be concerned about eye disease? If someone in your family has had eye problems, such as glaucoma or cataracts, you should let your eye doctor know, not just so that he or she can watch for any signs of inherited disease, but also because there may be some lifestyle changes you can make to lower your risk of getting an eye disease.
4. How can I keep my eyes their healthiest? Healthy eyes and good vision are precious. Your eye doctor may advise you to do things such as protect your eyes from sun and any dangerous materials, eat a healthy diet, avoid rubbing your eyes, and wash your hands frequently to prevent bacteria from getting into your eyes.
Do you have questions about your vision or your eye health? Contact the Eye Care Institute for an appointment. Call the office in Santa Rosa at (707) 546-9800 today!