Triangle residents who haven’t seen an eye doctor in a few years, or have just moved from another part of North Carolina or the country, might be a little nervous about what to expect during an exam with a new doctor. In the Triangle area, Dr. Beth R. Friedland of Park Ophthalmology is skilled at placing new patients at ease, answering their questions, and explaining the right treatment for various eye conditions. Dr. Friedman has compiled four important suggestions for current and new patients so they are ready for an eye examination.
These four suggestions will help our patients make the most of their first eye examination at Park Ophthalmology:
- Bring a friend: Seeing a doctor can be a stressful time for some people. Bringing a friend or relative along helps the patient in several ways. They can act as emotion support, help patients remember questions for the doctor or symptoms to mention and be there to drive home a patient whose exam included dilation.
- Take notes: A lot of information is given during an exam. Patients, or their friend or relative, should take notes or ask if they can record the doctor’s comments.
- Ask Dr. Friedland questions: Nothing is more frustrating than getting home from an eye exam and realizing a key question went unanswered. Patients are encouraged to write down their questions before their exam and ask follow-up questions if they don’t understand the answers. Unfamiliar medical terms may need further explanation. Dr. Friedland’s patients are welcome to call the office if they still have concerns or questions after the exam.
- Provide current medical history: Although it may not seem important to vision, certain medical conditions or past diseases or injuries can affect sight. Also, family history is important to evaluate risk for some vision problems such as glaucoma. Dr. Friedland will also need to know what prescriptions a patient takes on a regular basis.
Don’t let concerns about an eye exam prevent the doctor from looking at individual eye health. It is important to have eyes assessed every year to two years. Call the friendly staff at Park Ophthalmology today to schedule a complete vision examination with Dr. Friedland.
Park Ophthalmology welcomes patients from all areas of the Triangle and offers a wide variety of specialized services including surgery for diseases of the eye, vision examinations, eye safety information, sports medicine protective eyewear and counseling, contact lenses and evaluation, and all types of ocular diagnosis and treatment. Many types of surgery are available, including cataract and laser surgery. We are here for you and your eye and overall health. Give us a call today!
This article about the vision care is brought to you by the professional team at Park Ophthalmology located in the Triangle Region of North Carolina.
The information contained in this blog article is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice.
5306 NC Highway 55, Suite 102 (adjacent to the RTP/ Research Triangle Park)
Durham, NC 27713
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6512 Six Forks Road, Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27615
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