Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Knowing what to expect and what sort of questions to ask will help you get the most out of a consultation with your eye care professional.
If you or your child is having trouble seeing distant objects clearly, such as a TV screen or road signs, it’s time to talk with your eye doctor about your vision problems. This list of questions will help get you started on the road to treatment.
If you or your child is struggling to see nearby objects clearly, such as a book or the numbers on the TV remote, you may be experiencing symptoms of farsightedness. Review these questions and be better prepared to discuss what’s next with your eye doctor.
Though you may have been born with astigmatism and corrected it with glasses or contact lenses, it can get worse with age. As some patients age, they can become frustrated with continuous dependence on glasses or contact lenses for clear vision. Does the dependence on glasses or contact lenses reduce your quality of life? Thinking about questions like this will help you determine if it’s time to consider permanently correcting your astigmatism.
If you’re struggling to see close-up objects or text without glasses or contact lenses, it’s time to talk with your eye doctor about your options. These questions will help you determine what steps to take next.
Has your vision deteriorated to the point where you can’t complete or enjoy daily activities such as reading or driving? Would you be satisfied wearing glasses after cataract surgery, or would you like to reduce or even eliminate your dependence on glasses? Discussing these questions with your doctor will help determine which type of intraocular lens used in the cataract procedure is right for you.
Having glaucoma or being at risk for it can raise many questions. What caused your condition? Which treatment is the right one for you? Could you lose your vision? What can you do to help improve your outcome? With so much to learn, the Glaucoma Doctor Discussion Guide can help you remember all the questions you want to ask when you see your doctor.
Dry Eye is a condition caused by changes in either the quantity or quality of your tears, causing uncomfortable dry spots to develop on your eyes. If you think you may have Dry Eye, see an eye doctor to determine if you do and which treatment option is best.
Eye allergy is a specific form of ocular surface disease caused by different kinds of irritants. Allergies can cause a number of reactions including itchy eyes, watery eyes, inflammation, and a bloodshot appearance. If you think you may have eye allergies, consulting your doctor or eye care professional may be the next step.
There are many different types of contact lenses and your eye care professional can provide valuable insight into which type is best for your specific needs. Knowing what sort of questions to ask will help you get the most out of a consultation with your eye care professional.
Contact Lens Care
Whether you currently wear contacts lenses or are thinking about wearing them in the future, there are important questions you should discuss with your eye care professional at your next appointment.