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How to Prepare for an Eye Exam

Submitted by salandvision on February 18, 2020 - 6:58 pm

An eye exam is a critical part of maintaining your overall health and well-being, and therefore, regular eye exams should be incorporated into your health routine. Comprehensive eye exams assess your vision and the health of your eyes, looking for early signs of disease that may not have obvious symptoms. 

Unlike going to the dentist, it’s generally not necessary to see your eye doctor every 6 months for an eye exam. Typically, having a comprehensive eye exam every 1-2 years will ensure that your eyes stay healthy and your vision remains sharp. Some patients, such as those with medical conditions like diabetes, eye disorders, high prescriptions or a family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration, require more frequent eye exams.

The following tips can help you prepare for an eye exam in Dallas:

Family Medical History – Ocular problems are often an early warning sign for many forms of disease, including conditions like diabetes which are not directly related to vision. If you have a history of diabetes, glaucoma, strokes, high blood pressure or similar problems that are passed down genetically, you should tell your eye doctor during the exam.

Previous Vision Problems – If you’ve had any issues with your vision in the past, you will need to share this information with Dr. Saland . This would include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Loss of vision
  • Frequent eye strain, pain or headaches
  • Difficulties with night vision or halos around lights

Insurance – If you have vision and/or health insurance, please bring your insurance cards with you.

Current Vision and Medical Health – Be ready to share all current health information with Dr. Saland . Have a list of any medications or supplements you are currently taking. If you currently wear glasses or contact lenses, please bring them with you to your appointment.

Be Aware of Dilation – Your exam may include eye dilation so be aware that you may experience slight blurriness and light sensitivity for a few hours following the appointment.  

If you’re ready to schedule an eye exam at Saland Vision, contact us today by calling 214-691-8000 or visiting website