What to Expect at the Eye Doctor


An eye doctor appointment is an important trip that you must make to ensure your vision stays healthy. However, you might not be prepared for everything to expect at the eye doctor. Here are things that will help you to know what’s coming when you enter the office doors, as illustrated in the video,” What Happens at the Eye Doctor:”

Medical Forms

When it comes time for your eye exam during the eye doctor appointment, you’ll probably receive quite a large form to fill out. The information requested on this form will vary depending on the type of prescription you have; for example, if you’re near-sighted, your doctor may ask how close you can read with each eye individually because that affects your overall reading ability.

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Eye Drops

Most likely, you will need some eye drop to dilate or “open up” your pupil. These drops can cause some discomfort and blurry vision for the first few minutes after application, so try not to drive too much on the way home from the appointment. If you think this could be a problem for you, be sure to let the doctor’s office know ahead of time, and they’ll make arrangements for someone to drive you home.

Eye Charts

Eye charts or visual acuity tests are probably one of the most well-known parts of an eye exam; the most commonly known chart is the Snellen eye chart, which you’ve probably seen at least one time or another. Most people don’t know about these charts, though, because they look a little different from doctor to doctor and can be very difficult to read. That’s because there are many other kinds of charts for testing peripheral and night vision designed to test different visual capabilities.

The eye doctor is a good idea for people of all ages and can be especially important for caring for children. However, you should know what to expect when you go in so that your visit goes as smoothly as possible and you don’t leave feeling confused or unsatisfied.

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