You may have recently failed a vision screening or are experiencing changes in your vision. Even if you are not experiencing vision problems, it is important to get regular eye exams. Selecting the right doctor for you is important. Referrals are often helpful in choosing an eye care professional. Doctors of optometry(O.D.) are primary health care providers who specialize in the examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and disorders of the visual system, as well as the diagnosis of related systemic conditions. The O.D. has completed pre-professional education at a college or university and four years at a college of optometry. Optometrists also prescribe optical aids, such as glasses and contact lenses, and counsel patients regarding their visual needs related to their occupation and lifestyle. Here at The Eye Works, Dr. Gebert and Dr. Prate have been providing quality eye care for almost 30 years. We also have two convienient locations in Barrington and Lake Zurich. Please don't hesitate to call our office with any questions or concerns. We want to make sure your eyes stay happy and healthy.
Before you go in for your appointment be sure to:
-Be prepared to descibe any vision problems or symptoms you are having (flashes of light, difficulty seeing at night, temporary double vision, loss of vision, etc.)
-List out all prescription and over the counter drugs you're taking.
-Be prepared to list any family history of eye problems(glaucoma, cataracts, etc.) and/or eye injuries or eye surgery you have had (dates and where treated).
-Bring along your current glasses, contact lenses or both.
-Bring your vision insurance information(primary insured ID number and birth date).
-List out any questions you may have for the doctor regarding changes and when you should return for follow up care or your next exam.
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