What Should I Bring to a Vision Consultation?
Living with vision loss can be frustrating at times. There are so many challenges, and learning new ways to see and do things is never easy. As you experience vision loss, you experience a world of “can’ts.” Your eye doctors may have told you that they can’t do any more to restore your sight or to save your vision. You become surrounded by a world of things you can’t do anymore. But an appointment for a low vision consultation with Mountain Eye Care can be the first step towards regaining your independent lifestyle. Our goal for your visit is to have you walk out with a new way of seeing things and the understanding that you CAN. If you have already scheduled your consultation at Mountain Eye Care and you are looking for information about what to bring with you, then you have come to the right place. In this blog, we talk about a few things that you should consider bringing to your next vision consultation.
Bring Documentation on your Vision Health Background and your Current Vision Issues
Knowing your diagnosis and level of vision loss and how it has affected you helps our vision experts on making recommendations to help you enhance your vision and do all the sight-related activities that you used to/want to do. If we start at your current level, we can then show you more possibilities, tips, and techniques to help you maximize the vision you do have.
Know your Goals for your Vision Health
What do you want to accomplish? What do you want to see or do again? The more specific you are, the clearer it will be for your vision expert at Mountain Eye Care, the better the recommendations you will receive. Being specific helps us to tailor our recommendations to you. Do you want to read again? Do you want to be able to see what you’re cooking or cleaning? Do you want to be able to read the labels on your prescription bottles? These are all realistic goals for low vision correction that you can bring to your consultation.
There are many low vision aids designed to be easy to use, but that doesn’t mean you will be an expert the first time you sit in front of one. As with any new equipment or technology, it takes some time to get familiar with it. So take your time and be patient. You will see that it is well worth it when you find yourself reading and seeing independently again.
New technology can be intimidating, but it can also be your best friend. Think about all the things you want to do and see, but have been unable to because of your vision loss. These low vision aids are designed to give you back your independence. They are made to help you do the daily activities that you want and need to do.
A vision consultation at Mountain Eye Care is a great way for your vision specialist to get to know you and your vision health needs. Everyone is different and so are their needs, so a consultation can prepare you for the right course of treatment for your individual needs.
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