You probably already know that it’s important for you to have your eyes tested at least once every two years. If you’re over 70 years of age, have diabetes or glaucoma, you’ll need to visit your optician every 12 months. But do you know why it’s so important to make sure your eyes and vision are checked regularly?
When you visit us for an eye examination, one of our friendly optometrists will carry out a series of tests to assess your visual acuity – how well you can see. These tests include reading a series of different sized letters off a board or screen, and possibly testing different types of lenses to see whether they make it easier or harder to read. The outcome of these tests will determine whether you need eyewear to improve your vision in everyday life, or possibly just in particular situations like driving or reading.
You’ll also complete some tests to help us ensure that your eyes are in great health, and that there are no early signs of potentially serious conditions. We’ll assess the backs of your eyes using advanced technology to check the pressure in your eyeballs, which indicates the presence of glaucoma. None of these tests are painful or uncomfortable in any way, and all take a matter of seconds.
Once your eye examination is complete, you’ll be able to browse our range of eyewear if necessary, with help from our friendly and attentive dispensing team.
If your prescription remains unchanged, or if you don’t need glasses, you’ll be free to make an appointment to come back for your next examination in one or two years’ time.