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What Our Eye Doctors Need to Know

Do you have an eye exam coming up in the near future? There are a few things you should inform your eye doctor of to help make sure your exam is a productive one.

Because vision can be affected by seemingly unrelated changes to your health, you'll need to let us know about any changes you might be aware of. A few examples of conditions we should know of are pregnancy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even something which may seem trivial, like allergies. If you've been put on any medications, you should let us know what you're on, as prescription and even non-prescription drugs can influence the state of your eyes.

We will also consider details of your current lifestyle, such as whether you smoke or drink alcohol, as this can have a poor effect on your eyes. Additionally, we will look at what you're actually using your eyes for. Are you a student who does a lot of reading? Being aware of these facts will help us to choose your treatment plan.

As a number of eye-related diseases are genetic, it's vital that you let us know if anyone in your family has any of them, especially macular degeneration or glaucoma. It's much more efficient to look out for warning signs when we're informed about which conditions you're prone to.

Warning signs include things like seeing double, spots or flashing lights. If you begin to experience any of these, come see us as soon as you're able to. We'll then do our very best to ascertain the cause of the condition, and figure out the best possible way to treat it. Remember to take your newest pair of glasses along to the exam; even if you normally wear contact lenses, because they will give us useful information. So don't forget all this when you come for your exam. Together, we'll figure out how to solve whatever issue you may be experiencing!



Eyecare services are currently available for you, your children and family. However, please consult our Google Business page or call us for our current hours of operation. We want to advise you about the procedures and efforts that we are making to address the challenges regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus. (Read more)

Our efforts you can expect at our practice:

  • Staggered appointment times with minimal to no wait times in our reception area. Patients may also check in and wait outside in their cars to be called in for exam.
  • Following guidelines based upon medical evidence and closely monitoring the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Educating our doctors and staff on preventative measures provided by the CDC with daily staff meeting updates.
  • Increasing the frequency and extent of our cleaning practices, such as additional wipe downs of all hard surfaces including the front desk, examination rooms after every exam and additional cleaning for all “patient touch points” (door handles, eyeglasses, counter tops, and other high-touch surfaces).
  • Providing additional resources that are available to patients and employees including hand sanitizers, extra soap and paper towels at all sinks and restrooms.
  • Implementing heightened sanitation and hand-washing procedures for all staff.


  • Only bring scheduled patients to the office (1-Accompanied adult per minor or elderly patient).

  • If you recently traveled to any of the high risk countries within the past 30 days, please, delay & reschedule your appointment for 30 days after you returned from your travel.

  • If you have any flu-like symptoms (fever, chills body aches, & trouble breathing), please, delay your appointment for 30 days.

  • If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, and you arrive at our office, we will kindly ask you to leave & reschedule your appointment

  • Please notify us as soon as possible if you need to reschedule your appointment. This allows us to release your reserved time to another patient.

With appropriate precautions we will together address this challenge and modify behaviors that will make us better prepared to face such challenges in the future. Thank you for your cooperation.


Dr. Brawley, Dr. Friederich, Dr. Seibel, Dr. Wehner & Staff at Vision Care Consultants