Ophthalmology Treatment FAQ

If you’re a NH local and have noticed your vision is starting to blur, or it’s not as clear as it once was, you may require ophthalmology treatment from Spindel Eye Associates. The fact is, it’s not uncommon to experience changes in vision throughout your lifetime. While many people will simply need to adjust their contacts or glasses prescription, there’s a handful of people who will need to undergo a thorough eye examination. All of this can be tended to at Spindel Eye Associates. Our team of doctors and eye specialists will set you up with whatever you need. Whether it’s a basic eye checkup, or something more serious that needs to be addressed, like eye pain or inflammation, we are here to help.

Preparing for your ophthalmology appointment
If you are coming into our office for an appointment, you should always plan ahead. Here is a comprehensive list of things we urge you to consider before your next ophthalmology appointment:

  • Have you noticed any eye problems such as blurred vision, poor night vision, or double vision?
  • Do you have trouble judging distances?
  • Do you have trouble distinguishing between reds and greens?
  • Are your vision issues making it so you’re unable to do certain activities?
  • Are you ready to address your vision problems, no matter how serious they may be?
  • Are you open to the possibility of needing to wear glasses or contacts?
  • Do you have any medical conditions, recent operations, or recent sicknesses you should let your ophthalmologist know about?
  • Does your family have a history of eye problems, such as cataracts or glaucoma?

All of these questions will get you thinking about the reasons you may be reaching out to the seasoned professionals at Spindel Eye Associates. Open and honest communication regarding your eye health will allow us to assist you better and provide you the ophthalmology treatment you need.

What should I bring to my appointment?
Our team at Spindel Eye Associates has comprised a list of items you should bring to our office, so you’re fully prepared for your next appointment. The items include:

  • Your current glasses or contact prescription
  • A pair of sunglasses to help with light sensitivity following many ophthalmology treatments
  • Any medications you’re currently taking so your eye doctor can determine if any of them are affecting your vision
  • The name and address of your primary care doctor
  • Some ophthalmology treatments, such as pupil dilation, will require you bring someone to drive you home following your appointment
  • Your current vision insurance information
  • A list of questions to ask your eye doctor

The more prepared you are for your ophthalmology appointment, the more thorough your services will be!

Questions you can ask us!
Since it’s your vision we’re talking about, you may have some questions. Here is a list of questions we encourage our patients to ask so they can make informed decisions regarding their eye health:

  • “Has anything changed since my last ophthalmology appointment?”
  • “What are the ophthalmology treatment options for improving my vision?”
  • “Am I a candidate for LASIK eye surgery?”
  • “How do I know if I’m wearing contacts too much?”
  • “Is there an advantage to wearing both my glasses and contacts?”
  • “Should I be looking out for anything in particular regarding my vision and eye health?”
  • “Should I be doing anything differently to better care for my eyes?”
  • “Can I schedule my next appointment now?”

Our professional team is ready to answer these and any additional questions you may have. If you would like these questions addressed, and do not have an appointment set up with us, feel free to contact us.

How long is an appointment?
Depending on how much ophthalmology treatment you require, you could be at our facility anywhere from 30 minutes to two or three hours. Our technicians will need to perform certain tests, so we have all the information we need on your eye health and vision. Some of these tests may take some significant time, so it is important to remember to be patient and plan in advance.

How important is your family’s eye history?
It’s important to schedule an appointment with us if you are aware of any family history of eyesight issues that required ophthalmology treatment. This way, we have all of our bases covered with a completely up to date and comprehensive vision analysis for you. Genetics play a significant role in many eyesight and eye health issues, so having all of your necessary information will help us be able to plan accordingly. For example, those who have parents or grandparents who have had much more severe eyesight problems such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, or other issues, are more likely to develop such conditions. This is why we urge patients to schedule an appointment with us so we can make sure to avoid any of these problems and make sure your eye health gets taken care of properly.

Why clueing us in on your medical history is so crucial
Letting us know about your medical history is a crucial aspect of receiving the eye care you need and deserve. Knowing everything from prior surgeries to current medications you are taking can more effectively help us evaluate your specific situation. Additionally, it will ensure no adverse interactions with medications occur.

When you’re ready for comprehensive ophthalmology treatment options, reach out to the professionals at Spindel Eye Associates as soon as possible. We look forward to assisting you!