Eye Care

 

 

Your eye examination is a vital health check. Looking after your eye care should be part of everyone’s normal health regime.

Here are 10 important reasons to have a regular examination:

  • You only have one pair of eyes. Once lost, your eyesight may never be replaced.
  • Unlike your teeth, your eyes do not usually hurt when there is something wrong.
  • An eye examination can pick up early signs of potentially blinding eye conditions, such as glaucoma.
  • The earlier a problem is detected the greater the chance of successful treatment.
  • Your eye examination can also detect a number of other underlying health problems, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
  • An eye test checks whether your eyesight needs correcting with glasses and determines the best form of correction for your vision.
  • Good vision means working and playing better and safer – in fact it means a better quality of life.
  • Good eyesight is vital for learning. An eye examination will detect any problems in sight which may be affecting performance at school or college.
  • An eye examination for older people can improve their quality of life significantly.
  • Poor eyesight is dangerous. Make sure that you meet the legal requirement for driving.

Everyone should have an eye test every two years. If you are diabetic you are entitled to a free eye test every year. If you notice any changes in your vision or have any concerns you should always contact your optician for advice, even if you are not due your eye test.

Retinal Photography

Fundus Photography allows us to get a more detailed picture of the back of the eye to check for certain eye diseases and conditions such as: Diabetes, Glaucoma & Macular degeneration

It provides a permanent record which can be used to compare to other visits and spot any changes

It doesn’t hurt and nothing touches your eye: All you will see is a camera flash.

VDU Testing

All computer users should have a regular eye test. We look at the issues caused by VDU use during your eye test and give you advice to help prevent eye strain and which types of lenses and coatings will help.

We offer great value eye care plans for local businesses who need to arrange VDU sight tests for their employees. Get in touch to find out about more about discounted sight tests and glasses for you and your staff.