Eye Exam Q&A
Visiting Your Eye Care Professional
When you or a loved one undergoes an eye exam, whether it’s the first one, a follow-up, or with a new eye doctor, there are several standard questions that you can anticipate. However, your responses to these questions hold great significance for your eye doctor.
The reason behind this is that your medical history can play a crucial role in assessing existing or potential vision issues. By understanding your lifestyle and any visual challenges you might be facing, your eye exam can be tailored in the most appropriate direction. Additionally, certain medical conditions, medications, and specific circumstances can increase the risk of certain eye diseases for you or your family member.
What to Ask Your Optometrist?
To ensure that you make the most of your upcoming eye exam, we believe it’s important to be prepared with a set of questions. Here are some inquiries you can ask before and during your appointment:
Questions to ask before your eye exam:
- Do you accept my insurance plan’s vision coverage?
- Is payment required at the time of service?
- What can I expect during my eye exam?
- How long should I anticipate being at the appointment?
- Will my pupils be dilated as part of the exam?
- What items should I bring with me to the appointment?
Questions to ask during your eye exam:
- Considering my age, eye condition, and other risk factors, how frequently should I schedule eye exams?
- At what age should I start bringing my children in for regular eye exams?
- What lens designs and options would be suitable for my specific needs?
- Can my glasses provide UV ray protection?
- Do all sunglasses offer adequate protection against UV rays?
- What are photochromic lenses, and would they be a good choice for me?
Things To Remember
When attending your eye exam appointment, it is advisable to bring any of the following items if they are available:
- Your insurance card or insurance information
- A comprehensive list of all medications, vitamins, and other supplements you are currently taking
- Your prescription glasses, if you already have them
- A copy of your most recent eyeglass prescription
- Any information about frames you are interested in or lenses you have researched
Additionally, it’s important to note that if you participate in a flexible spending account program, you may have the option to use the funds in the account to cover certain eye care expenses that are not directly covered by your insurance plan. For further information regarding this, kindly inquire with our receptionist, who can provide you with specific details.
Eye Emergencies in The Woodlands
In the event of an eye emergency, our team is dedicated to providing immediate assistance. Our office offers emergency services to address a range of eye conditions, including infections, injuries, and other urgent eye-related situations. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, we can thoroughly examine the front surface and internally scan the eye for signs of infection or damage. We are equipped to handle various eye emergencies, such as:
- Eye infections
- Foreign objects lodged in the eyes
- Eye trauma
- Scratched corneas
- Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
- Lost or broken contact lenses or eyeglasses
- Flashes of light in the vision
- Presence of “floaters” in the vision
- Redness or eye pain
- Dislodged contact lenses
- Uncomfortable, itchy, or irritated eyes
If you or your loved one experiences an eye emergency, please contact Child & Family Eye Care in The Woodlands for immediate assistance.