If your vision has been changing, it’s probably a good time to schedule an appointment with your doctor to get your eyes checked for cataracts and discuss your options. Because appointments can be brief, and there’s a lot to talk about, you can make the most of your time by coming as prepared as possible.
How can I prepare for my cataract appointment?
- Make a list of all the symptoms you’re experiencing, even any that seem unrelated.
- Make a list of all the medications you’re currently taking, both prescription and over-the-counter, including vitamins and supplements.
- Plan to bring a family member or friend along, as there’s a lot to digest.
- Fill out and bring along this lifestyle quiz, so you and your doctor can get a better understanding of your vision goals. Try our Vision & Lifestyle Questionnaire
Although cataract surgery is very common, it’s still important to fully understand the procedure before working with your doctor to make a decision. Coming prepared with a list of questions you’d like your doctor to answer can help set you up for a successful and informative visit, and an overall satisfying procedure, with an outcome that is tailored to your lifestyle and needs.