Preparing For Your Eye Exam

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2018
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Eye Care Services St George, UTDo you have fantastic eyesight? If so, you still need regular eye exams. Occasional eye exams allow a trained eye specialist to apprehend any potential eye problems like glaucoma, cataracts, or even diabetes. If you can’t remember the last time you had an eye exam, schedule one with Richen’s Eye Center today.

Choosing your eye doctor

If you only need a routine eye checkup, an optometrist or ophthalmologist will work. If you know you have a complex eye issue like glaucoma or cataracts, arrange your exam with an ophthalmologist.

What to bring to your exam

During your eye exam, you want to make sure that your time is used efficiently. To make sure you are optimizing your time with your eye care specialist, do the following beforehand: write a list of all the medications or supplements you are taking; list any health issues or allergies you have, and write out any questions you have about your eye health. Also, be sure to bring your contacts and glasses along with you for the appointment. Prior to arriving, check in with your medical insurance provider to ensure you are covered or to learn more bout your specific vision care coverage.

The visit

At your eye exam, you will fill out new patient paperwork then be introduced to your eye care professional. An eye exam typically (but not always) includes the following: a patient history overview with your doctor, vision tests that determine your ability to see near and far, a tonometry assessment that tests for glaucoma, and a general eye exam where your doctor looks inside of your eye and checks peripheral vision.

Your full eye exam and visit will vary depending on your current needs and the eye care you require. Be sure to schedule some additional time to get fitted for contacts or glasses if needed.

Arrange your eye exam

You can schedule your eye exam right now by calling us at Richens Eye Center located in St. George, Utah and Mesquite, Nevada. You can call our office at (435) 986-2020 (St. George), (435) 628-1112 (Sunset Blvd., St. George), or (702) 346-2950 (Mesquite).

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