Medical and Ocular History
Eye exams are an important part of an overall health plan. Just as you would tell your family doctor about your family history of heart disease, you should inform your eyecare professional about your family's eye health history. Knowledge of past and present family eye disorders can help save your vision.
Why Doctor may ask for this Exam?
Your Eye doctor will ask you for an assessment of your vision and your overall health. Your family's medical history, whether you wear corrective lenses or whether you are on any medication will also be of interest to your ophthalmologist. Doctor needs to know details about your Medical History especially on:
That all may affect the eye
Your eye doctor will ask also about your Surgical history regarding previous ocular surgeries or intermenthory (Phaco, Lasik, Lasers).
What will happen during this Exam?
No more than asking and answering questions, as easy as important.
How much time does it takes?
It may takes 3-7min, but during your consultation, your Eye Doctor can also make few questions about past facts related to your eyes, or about your personal and family medical history.