Eye exams are a routine series of tests carried out by your optician to determine the condition of your eyesight. The tests involve the ability to focus on objects and assess your general vision through a series of tasks and examinations.
It is strongly recommended that most people get their eyes tested every two years, or annually if advised do so by your optician. Many adults don’t attend this regularly however, putting their eyes at risk. Read below to find out some of the most important reasons to get an eye exam:
Why Should You Get An Eye Exam?
#1 Your Eyes Are Ever-Changing
Your eyesight and general state of eyes is always changing. Age, wear and tear, medical conditions and more can all contribute to changes in your eyesight, so it’s important to regularly check whether your vision has altered. Lifestyle choices, such as your job if you’re in front of a computer screen for prolonged periods of time, can affect your vision also.
#2 Spot Other Medical Issues
Your eyes can hold a good indication of other problems occurring in the body. A routine eye exam could detect a serious illness that you may not have noticed, so it’s important to get checked regularly by your optician.
#3 Ensure You’re Legal
Legal driving requirements require drivers to be able to read a number plate from 20 metres (65 feet). Many drivers don’t realise that they’re not legally compliant – this could result in prosecution or confiscation of your driving licence if discovered, and loss of job if you work in an industry that requires the operation of vehicles. Many drivers do not notice their vision gradually waning as they get older, so it’s important to regularly check your vision.
#4 Keep Your Eyes Healthy
Many eye conditions or diseases do not always have obvious symptoms. There could be a problem with your eyes that you haven’t noticed yet, so it’s vital that you ensure your eyes are checked regularly to stay healthy. As well as checking your vision, your optician will be able to determine if your eyes are in a healthy state and recommend treatment if needed.
#5 Check Glasses And Contacts Are Correct
Wearing incorrect glasses and contacts can strain your eyes and further damage your sight. An annual eye exam gives your optician chance to check that your lease is still suitable and that your glasses are fitted correctly – as well as giving you the opportunity to ask any questions about contact lens care.
Book Your Eye Exam Today
Get your eyes checked with the help of Reynolds Opticians in Penzance. Our friendly team of specialists are happy to guide you through what to expect in your eye test and help you book in for your next examination. To book your appointment today, call us on 01736366239 or fill out our contact form, here.