Why do you need an eye exam?

An Eye Examination is not only a Sight Test

Most people only book an eye examination when they are symptomatic or feel that they need glasses however, everyone should be getting a comprehensive examination much sooner than this.

Unlike many other areas of the body, the eyes are one of the only places where you can have extreme damage occur without any symptoms; it’s for this reason people should seek to have an Advanced Eye Examination at least once every 1-2 years.

Advanced Eye Examinations can provide early detection

Routine eye examinations can help detect potentially sight-threatening eye problems in their early stages which is when they are most treatable, such as:

  • High Myopia
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

A detailed advanced eye examination may also provide clues to your overall health by helping to detect many other underlying health conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Ocular Cancers
  • Tumours
  • and more…

10 Reasons To Have An Advanced Eye 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 something is wrong.
  • The eye examination can identify early signs of potentially blinding eye conditions, such as glaucoma.
  • The earlier a problem is detected the greater the chance of successful treatment. This is particularly true for young children and the elderly.
  • The eye examination can also detect a number of other underlying health problems.
  • An examination checks whether your eyesight needs correcting with spectacles and determines the best form of correction for your vision.
  • Good vision means working and playing better and safer; in actual fact, it means a better quality of life.
  • For young people, good eyesight is vital for learning. An eye examination will detect any problems in sight which may be affecting school performance.
  • Failing eyesight is often taken for granted as people get older. However, by having an eye examination and remedying problems in eyesight, older people can improve their quality of life significantly.
  • Poor eyesight is dangerous. Make sure that you meet the legal requirement for driving.


10 Signs that it’s time to book An Advanced Eye Examination:

  • You can’t remember when you had your last Eye Examination. If you don’t know the last time you had a thorough eye exam, it’s probably time.
  • It’s been more than 2 years since your last Eye Examination
  • Your vision has changed
  • You have ongoing health conditions
  • You take long-term medications and supplements
  • You are at high risk of eye diseases
  • You have allergies
  • Your experiencing other eye problems
  • Your glasses don’t work as well as they used to.
  • Your near or VDU vision has changed