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Whether you’re visiting our office for the first time or you’ve been a patient for years, you can do a little homework to be better prepared for your next appointment. To identify some items you should discuss during your next visit, consider the following:

What daily activities impact your eyes? For instance, do you spend lots of time in front of a computer screen or do you find yourself mostly outdoors? Those who frequently use digital devices might experience eye strain while those who work outside are more susceptible to eye sunburns or cancer caused by UV light. If you tell us about the conditions that impact your vision, such as the examples listed here, we can better address your personal eye health.

Have you noticed a change in your eye sight? Even if you answered “no,” your vision can gradually decline without your knowledge. As you age, the sharpness of your visual acuity declines. By the time you reach 40 years old, it’s common to experience a loss of near focusing abilities. (This is called presbyopia.) The best way to keep on top of your vision is to schedule a checkup every year or two.

Will you need more than one pair of glasses? If you need to wear glasses in a variety of settings, it’s best to get more than one pair to fit your different needs. It wouldn’t make sense to wear the same pair while driving at night, working on a construction site, or hitting the bike trails. We will help you choose eyewear with features, such as glare protection, impact-rated lenses, or sports eyewear, to match your lifestyle activities.

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