The importance of eye exams

The importance of eye exams

Friday, 19 July 2019
The importance of eye exams

Eye exams should be a regular fixture on your health check calendar and the first vital step to monitoring your eye health.

One of the most essential things that you need to do to ensure the health and safety of your eyes is to go for regular eye exams. Here are just a few of the reasons why we suggest paying regular visits to your optician:

 

 

Eye exams can tell if you need contact lenses

 

If you being to experience eye strain or your sight suddenly starts to appear blurry/hazy more frequently, it is a sign that you may need correct eye wear. Common eye problems such as myopia, (short sightedness) hyperopia, (long-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia. By going in for an eye test, your optician will be able to determine whether your eyes are in need of contact lenses. The longer you leave this process, the more you will experience discomfort from eyestrain, headaches and unclear vision.

 

 

Serious eye-related issues can be detected early on

 

There are number of problems can affect our eyes, particularly as we grow older. However, the earlier that an issue is addressed, the better chance we have of keeping our eyes safe. Diabetes, macular degeneration and glaucoma are just some of the conditions that pose a threat to vision and eye health, with age and bad health. Regular eye tests help to provide you with the most accurate prescription, protecting your eyes and your vision as best as possible. 

 

 

Your level of vision can be monitored over time

 

Your vision changes as you age, and should be checked regularly to ensure that the prescription provided to you is the correct one for your visual requirements. This is also ideal so that your optician can monitor how your vision is performing over time and, by inspecting the area around your eyes as well, whether you have injured your eyes or developed any issues.

 

 

You won’t  buy the wrong prescription 

 

Wearing contact lenses with an incorrect prescription means that your eyes may strain if the prescription is too weak, or you may experience headaches/discomfort around the eye area if it is to strong. If your visual requirements aren’t consistently specified, you could be purchasing the incorrect contact lenses for your needs. This would result in you throwing money away on something that you don’t quite need, before having to spend money again on the correct lenses. Financially, it actually makes much more sense to go for regular eye tests.

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