Your eyes are more than just windows to your soul—they are also a good place to look for signs of problems. Even if you think you boast 20/20 vision, it is still important to visit our eye doctor in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Vision Center – Optometry. Eye exams are not only for people with poor vision. They are an important way of detecting eye problems before you have any symptoms.
By visiting our Los Angeles eye doctor, other health problems, like diabetes, can even be caught early. If it has been more than a few years since your last eye exam, or if you have never had one, then it is time to schedule a trip to see Dr. Elise Brisco and Dr. Bita Shokouh, our Los Angeles optometrists.
Be Prepared for Your Visit
When visiting the Hollywood Vision Center – Optometry, we want to make sure you are prepared for your visit. To help you understand what to bring, or what not to bring, to your appointment, lets take a look. Remember to bring your glasses or contacts with if you wear them. You may not want to wear your contacts for a few days prior to your visit to allow for more precise measurements. You can ask our optometrists in Los Angeles for further instructions.
It is also important to bring a list of:
- Any health conditions or allergies
- All medications and supplements you take
- Specific questions you might have about your eye health
- Previous medical and vision records for our hospital patients or if you were referred by another doctor for a Vision Therapy evaluation
And most importantly, don’t forget your insurance policy, as some policies cover vision care. We are also available to answer any of your questions you might have about your upcoming appointment—don’t hesitate to contact us!
During Your Eye Appointment
During your eye appointment you will get to know our Los Angeles eye doctors, while they also get to know you and your eyes. The exact eye exam that will be performed will vary from person to person, but some things that you can expect are:
Health and lifestyle history (so that we understand what your visual demands are at work and sports or school. Many health problems affect the eyes so we will review that with you also.
Comprehensive eye and eye health examination to determine the optimal prescription to help you see your best. We also offer retinal photography to document the health of your eyes and detect eye & health problems sooner.
Specialized ocular health testing for glaucoma, cataracts, retinal problems, etc. if necessary.
Presentation of treatment options including options such as correcting your myopia and astigmatism non-surgically, Vision Therapy for visual motor and perceptual issues that can interfere with academic, athletic and executive performance, and an integration between Western medicine and natural treatments such as homeopathy and supplements.
Through an eye exam, our eye doctors will be able to detect early signs of glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure and even arthritis. If we find anything unusual, we will recommend that you follow up with your regular doctor or specialist.
Our Los Angeles, CA optometrists work together to provide you with the best in quality eye care. We look forward to meeting you and helping you maintain optimal vision to see and perform your best. Contact us today to schedule your next eye exam.