NEED A CHECK-UP?
Everyone should have their eyes checked by an optician at least once every 2 years
YOUR EYE HEALTH AND PRESCRIPTION
Regular eye checks are also an important part of your general health care routine. You should have your eyes checked at least once every two years even if you have no problems with your vision and don’t need glasses.
It is rare for eye conditions to cause pain and sometimes the changes to your sight can be very difficult to notice. Some eye conditions which can cause loss of sight, for example glaucoma, don’t cause any symptoms – you can’t tell you have them. An eye check can detect eye conditions early, which means you can get any treatment available before your sight is badly affected.
New specs don’t have to be a once-in-a-while thing – think how often you buy new shoes! All you need is a valid prescription; yours will typically be good for 1-2 years. Book a check-up if you feel your eyes or vision have changed since your last test. Otherwise, come and see us any time you fancy a new look.
CONTACT LENS CARE
If you ever wear contact lenses, regular check-ups are extra important. Your contact lenses should always feel comfortable and you should enjoy great vision at all times – any issues are usually easily resolved. It’s important to make sure you have up-to-date specs that you like too, you never know when you’ll need to wear them!
We all know the importance of a balanced diet, but did you realise that what you eat can affect your eye health? Nutritional research has shown, for example, that eating just one portion of fish a week may reduce your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by up to 40%. Find out more here.