Getting your eyes regularly tested is one of the most important routine health checks you should be getting. Similar to visiting the dentist, getting your eyes tested regularly can vastly improve your quality of life. Even if you don’t think there is anything wrong with your vision, it is still important to book regular visits to the opticians, as we are able to spot things that on the surface you may not be aware of.
We cannot stress enough the importance of regular eye tests, which is why we have put together this blog detailing 5 reasons you should book one.
How often should you get an eye test?
The frequency at which you should be getting an eye test depends on a variety of factors, with the most common being age. Between the ages of 20 to 30, you can safely visit the optician every 3 to 5 years. However, when you get to 30 to 40 years old, this time frame should change to every 2 years. After this age, you should have eye tests every 1 to 2 years. How often you should be getting an eye test also depends on your health, so it is important to stay on top of your vision.
Regular eye tests can identify vision deficiencies early
A lot of people don’t realise that most eye conditions are symptomless in their early stages, meaning you don’t spot them until it is affecting your vision considerably. For eye conditions such as glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy, the only cure is through prevention. This is one of the best reasons to book your eye test.
Poor eyesight is dangerous when driving
Good and clear eyesight is vital when it comes to driving, so ensuring you can see well could be the difference between being safe and not. Things such as depth perception can be altered with incorrect or outdated prescriptions.
Eyesight deteriorates with age
As you get older, especially when in your 60s, it is common for some sight conditions to develop. Spotting things in your eye tests such as the formation of cataracts can help in speeding up the process of improving your eyesight. Thankfully, they can now be treated with surgery.
Detect underlying health issues with an Eye test
During eye exams, optometrists are able to take an incredibly close-up look at the optic nerves, blood vessels and other eye structures which can show indications of health conditions. The most common are high blood pressure and diabetes.
Keep your prescriptions up to date
If you are someone who already wears glasses or contact lenses, a visit to an optician is vital. You should be visiting them at least once a year, allowing you to ensure your prescription is correct and your vision is as good as it could be.
Book your Eye Examination at Reynolds Opticians today
Ensure your vision is as good as it can be with the help of the team here at Reynolds Opticians. With different levels of care available and a variety of offers, you can be sure to find a plan that suits your needs.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Of course, feel free to drop by either our Falmouth or Penzance stores and a member of our team will be happy to help you.