Visiting the Eye Doctor (cont.)
You may also want to know if your eye examiner participates in medical research or medical education. An eye health professional that participates in and is current with the latest research and education of their field is more knowledgeable about the latest techniques in diagnosing and treating eye disease and visual disorders.
If you currently wear glasses or contact lenses, bring them with you to your appointment.
Depending on the size and type of the office, you will more than likely be greeted by a receptionist or an optician. They will then take your name and ask you to fill out a sheet of information about your medical and eye-health history. Once your paperwork has been completed, you will be shown to the examining room where the doctor will perform tests of your vision and also check for disease.
After a thorough examination has been completed, you will be asked to wait until your prescription has been written. If you need vision correction, usually an optician will work with you to find the glasses or contact lenses that are best suited to you. At that time, you will make payment arrangements and set up your appointment for next year.
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