Depending on your eye health, you will probably see your eye doctor only once a year. In between eye exams, you could experience changes in your vision that you may or may not be aware of. Your exam is gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about your eye health. Here are the top five questions that you might want to ask your eye doctor during your next exam.

Am I at risk for any eye conditions?

It is important to discuss your medical history with your eye doctor. Some medical conditions, medications, lifestyle, or family health history can put you at a higher risk for glaucoma, cataracts and other serious eye conditions.

How have my eyes changed since my last exam?

If your vision has changed quite a bit from your last exam you probably want to know why. You can ask your eye doctor if there are things that you can do to improve your eye health or slow down the progression of any eye conditions you might have.

What can I do to improve my eye health?

If you have risk factors for certain eye conditions, you may be able to reduce those risks. Ask your eye doctor what you can do to reduce those risks and improve your eye health. It could be as simple as adding eye-friendly foods or nutrients to your diet.

Should I choose glasses or contacts?

Choosing glasses or contacts usually comes down to personal preference. However, if you are unsure if you are a candidate for contact lenses, ask your eye doctor what the pros and cons would be for primarily switching to contacts.

When should I have my next eye exam?

Your eye health and overall health are important factors in determining how often you should have your eyes examined. For example, if you have diabetes, your eye health can suddenly change. Ask your eye doctor how often you should have an eye exam.

Don’t put your vision or eye health at risk. If it has been a while since you have had your eyes examined, it is time to make an appointment with your eye doctor. Contact Valley Eyecare Center at (602) 955-2700 to schedule your next comprehensive eye exam.