​​​Folkman Eye Clinic

Visiting the eye doctor can be intimidating, especially if you haven’t been in a while. Knowing how to prepare for the visit and thinking ahead is an important part of the eye exam process. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your next visit.

What to think about before your visit:

Have I noticed any eye problems such as blurry vision, flashes of light, poor night vision, or double vision?

Do I have trouble judging distances?
Is a vision problem making me nervous about doing certain activities?
How well am I taking care of my glasses or contacts? Do I take my contacts out each night and rinse them thoroughly?
Have I had any health issues, injuries, operations, or sicknesses lately that my eye doctor should know about?
Does my family have a history of eye problems such as glaucoma or cataracts?


What to bring:

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
Your vision/health insurance information

A list of the questions you want to ask your doctor so you don’t forget them

When to follow up:

If you receive contacts or glasses for the first time, plan to follow up with your doctor after aboutone to two weeks so you can report back on how well they are working.
If your doctor adjusts your prescription and your new glasses or contacts aren’t working out, let us know immediately.

How to plan for your visit