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. However, many adults don’t attend eye examinations as regularly as this, 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. Discover our top tips for keeping your eyes in good health.
#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 and Falmouth. 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.
It got me when you said that other problems in the body can be detected through the eyes, and so it is important to get eye checks normally in order to determine if there is a need to take medications. My brother has been feeling unwell lately, and I can see the pain he is suffering through his eyes– literally. His eyes are reddish after all. I will take him to the eye care expert for a checkup since he is a bit anxious to go to a doctor.
I have noticed that I have a hard time seeing things that are far away and that sometimes reading small text is very difficult for me, so I am thinking about getting an eye exam. I am glad that I found this article because I did not realize how important eye exams are. You make a great point that they will help me to keep my eyes as healthy as possible and the eye doctor will be able to detect potential medical issues or diseases before they cause more problems in the future. It would definitely give me peace of mind to get my eyes checked more regularly.
I do like that you bring up the fact that eyes are always changing as you get older. Because of this it is important to make sure that you get proper eye exams as the article suggests. That way your eye doctor can catch on to any problems early enough and work with you to correct them.
You bring up a great point that your eyes are ever-changing. I never really thought of that. I will have to get an eye exam soon.
It’s good to know more about getting an eye exam. I like how you said that it’s smart because the doctors can catch eye diseases and keep your vision healthy. That’s why I want my whole family to go in for an appointment soon.
I agree that your eyesight changes as you get old. As you’ve said as you age, your vision will start to deteriorate as well. Thanks for discussing the important reason why we should get regular eye exams. For me to monitor how effective my eyes are, I think it’s time for me to start getting an eye exam soon. Thanks!
It’s helpful to remember that eyes change over time as we get older and are exposed to different situations. I haven’t had my eyes checked since I was a kid, but I’ve spent the past few years working at a job that probably puts a fair amount of strain on my eyes. Maybe I should find an optometrist to make sure my eyes are still working well and to treat them if they’re not.
I’m glad you explained that regular eye exams can catch other medical issues. I haven’t been to the eye doctor in a few years now. Thanks for helping me understand why I should look for an eye doctor and start getting regular exams.
I was surprised when you explained how many eye diseases aren’t obvious because they don’t cause symptoms. I haven’t had an eye exam in ages because I haven’t noticed any problems with my vision that have developed. Thanks for helping me see why I should find an optometrist and book an eye exam regardless of whether I have symptoms.
Everything is clear to me now after reading this article, thank you for sharing this, I was able to gain a lot of information. Great work.