What not to do before an eye exam

1.Stop wearing your contact lenses.

  • If you wear soft contact lenses, stop wearing them for at least one week before your initial exam.
  • If you wear rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, or hard lenses, stop wearing them for at least a month before your baseline exam.
  • If you wear hard lenses, stop wearing them for at least four weeks before your initial evaluation.

What to bring to your eye exam?

What to Bring to Your Eye Exam: Your current glasses, sunglasses, and contacts. A list of current medications—and not just prescription medications. Your eye doctor can look at the list and determine if your medications could be affecting your vision. The name and address of your primary care doctor.

Can you drink alcohol before an eye exam?

Report Abuse. Well, you are not supposed to drink before an eye exam. But if you really really want to drink, I think you can only drink a little bit. We all know that drinking alcohol can dilate your eyes, which will not give your an accurate result of your eye exam.

Can you get bloodshot eyes?

A drunk person is likely to get bloodshot eyes, which is a result of oxygen deficiency in eye tissues. When the person gets an eye exam, his/her actual eye condition cannot be tested. To protect your eyes and ensure the accuracy of your eye exam, you are advised to control yourself from drinking before your eye exam.

What do you need to know about eye doctors?

How you prepare 1 Ophthalmologists. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who provide full eye care,… 2 Optometrists. Optometrists provide many of the same services as ophthalmologists,… 3 Opticians. Opticians fill prescriptions for eyeglasses, including assembling, fitting and selling them.

What to bring to your annual eye exam?

When heading out to your annual eye exam, please be prepared to bring your: Drivers License with Current Address. Medical Insurance Card. Vision Insurance Card or unique ID. Medical problems. Surgical procedures.

What you can expect from an eye exam?

What you can expect. An eye exam usually involves these steps: You’ll be asked about your medical history and any vision problems you might be experiencing. Your eye doctor measures your visual acuity to see if you need glasses or contact lenses to improve your vision. You’ll be given numbing drops in your eyes.

How should I prepare for my eye exam?

If your eye doctor adjusts your prescription and your new glasses or contacts aren’t working out, let your eye doctor know immediately. With a little bit of preparation, your eye exam should be a simple and straightforward process. Take a few moments beforehand to get ready, and your eyes will thank you.

What do you need to know about contact lenses?

Your contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses such as orthokeratoloogy, wear them to your exam and bring a written copy of your current prescription (or bring the boxes or vials the contact lenses came in). Previous eye care records.