Before Your Eye Exam
It is imperative that all patients fill out the patient health history forms fully. Many common conditions such as, diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, arthritis, or even getting hit in the eye as a child, can have a serious impact on your eye health. In addition, ALL MEDICINES including over the counter medicines, supplements, and vitamins need to be listed. Many of these medications can affect the health of the eye or glasses prescriptions or may require additional testing or monitoring.
Finally, DIABETIC EYE DISEASE is the leading cause of blindness between the ages 25-65, all diabetic patients need to bring (or be familiar) with their most recent blood work (including their typical fasting blood sugar (FBS) and their last HbA1c value (commonly referred to as “A1C”). It is also helpful to supply the name and phone/fax for the treating primary care doctor or endocrinologist. These pieces of information are very important and allow us to use the findings of our exam to better understand your current control level and to communicate these findings via a personalized letter to your managing doctor in a timely manner.
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