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How to Prepare for an Eye Exam or Optometry Appointment

How to Prepare for an Eye Exam or Optometry Appointment

If you or your child have never had an eye exam before, or if it has just been a long time since you had one, it's normal to feel a little nervous about scheduling an appointment with an “eye doctor Bakersfield”. Whether you're experiencing a problem with your vision or if you just need to establish a baseline and check for any potential future problems, there are a few things you can do to prepare for your visit to the optometry appointment with a “optometrist Bakersfield” or an eye doctor from our practice. We at Southwest Eye Care in Bakersfield, CA, know a lot about how to be prepared for an eye exam.

1. Know your medical history: Be prepared to answer any questions about surgeries or other procedures that you've had done on your eyes. Do not hide anything eye related from the optometrist; this may lead to serious problems down the road.

2. Know your family optical history: Try to tell the doctor as much as you can about any heredity conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

3. Tell the eye doctor or optometrist if you don't know your alphabet: This is typically the case for small children, but if you are not familiar enough with the English alphabet to reliably identify all the letters, let the eye technician know. There are other ways to evaluate your eyesight without using a letter chart. Most commonly a chart featuring pictures is used.

4. Be aware of any potential issues: Eye exams do not hurt, but there are portions of them that will require you or your child to be in a dark room, cover up one or both eyes, and answer questions. If you or your loved one struggle with these activities, you can ask to bring another person into the room to help you.

Contact Us for an "Eye Doctor Near Me" or a "Family Eye Doctor Near Me"

If you're looking for an "eye doctor near me" or a "family eye doctor near me", give our “optometrist Bakersfield” a call. An “eye doctor Bakersfield” on our team can help you or your loved one through their eye exam. Call us at (661) 833-4040 Southwest Eye Care in Bakersfield, CA.