Although nowadays we are more health conscious than ever, many of us still don’t realise the importance of regular Eye Examinations and think a visit to the Optician is only needed when we can’t see very well.
In fact, measuring for spectacles is only part of an Optometrist’s examination: most of the assessments we carry out look at health of your eyes. Even people with ‘perfect vision’ and no symptoms can develop sight-threatening conditions such as glaucoma, so it’s really important for everyone to have regular eye tests not just people who need glasses!
Regular Eye Examinations are an important general health check too. By examining the eyes we sometimes pick up undiagnosed medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes, and very occasionally even urgent life-threatening conditions.