Heading to See Your Eye Doctor Soon?

Everyone of us will have an Eye Exam Indianapolis that we will need to prepare for at some point. Wouldn’t life be easier if you had key items to prep you for your next eye exam or doctor visit? This not only will make your day and visit go more smoothly, but this will also help your eye doctor know your medical history and symptoms you are experiencing. In the long run, it’ll make life easier for both of you and your eye doctor will be able to get to the root of the problem possibly quicker too. 

If you have been experiencing any of the symptoms listed below it is time to see your eye doctor:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Burning
  • Trauma
  • Pain
  • Blur
  • Spots, Flashes and Floaters

If you have not seen your eye doctor in the past year either, these are all indications it is time to make your next Eye Exam Indianapolis appointment.  Call Dr. Amy Walden & Associates for an eye exam today.

It’s easy to forget certain items or feel rushed the day of your appointment, but we would like to eliminate these feelings by helping you create this list of items to go over beforehand. Once you have an eye appointment scheduled, check out these key items.

notebook8 Key Items For Your Next Eye Exam Indianapolis:

  • Visit the eye doctor’s website and check out any reviews that other customers may have written about them. You want an eye doctor that specializes in the symptoms that may be occurring or an eye doctor who is accepting new patients. Find out if they carry the brands that you prefer for your eyeglasses and sunglasses. And also check to see if they have a variety of glasses that are ready in an hour.
  • Know the directions to the office before your visit. Use GPS, MapQuest, or contact the office directly if you have any questions on how to arrive at your destination.
  • Plan ahead. Call or schedule online to make your Eye Exam Indianapolis appointment.
  • Arrive early so the necessary paperwork can be filled out prior to the eye exam. This way, you have a few minutes to review it. Check with the office ahead of time to see if any forms can be downloaded and filled out prior to your appointment.
  • Bring the eyeglasses/sunglasses you are currently wearing. This will give the doctor a starting point for your prescription and what style you may or may not prefer. Bring the package of your current contacts with you to the exam. Also, supply a copy of the last prescription. This way they can compare the new to the old script. For contact lenses, it is useful to know the brand, base curve, power, and diameter.
  • Have your medical history written down and bring a list of any medications that you are currently on. Find out your family history, this is important to know if there are any eye diseases in your family.  or diseases, in general, that may be genetic.
  • Know your insurance provider (group and plan number) and provide a copy of the card when you arrive. Make sure the eye doctor you choose is in-network or beware of the fees before your visit. Contact your insurance provider for any questions.
  • Have a list of questions that you would like your eye doctor to answer before the visit. Write these down and go over them before the visit. Having a notebook with these questions is always helpful to have for any visit, this way you can refer to your notes for your next visit as well. Sometimes you may forget certain things once you are in your appointment and that’s when having a list of questions comes in handy. Also, keep a journal if any symptoms have been occurring.

Schedule Your Next Eye Exam Indianapolis with Dr. Amy Walden & Associates Today!

Our goal is to make your next Eye Exam Indianapolis as comfortable and easy-going as possible. Hopefully, these tips will be a great start. If you ever have any questions or concerns before your appointment, feel free to contact any of our staff for help.