There is no denying that a lot changes as we get older, but our eyesight is one of the most noticeable changes that can affect our lives on a daily basis. As you age, you will likely notice changes in the way that you see day-to-day. These changes may start off small and happen gradually, but eventually, you will probably start to notice that your vision is deteriorating. In fact, the majority of people will need to wear glasses or contact lenses by the time they are 65. In order to determine what contact lenses or glasses are right for you, you will first need to have an eye test.
Why Eye Tests Are Important for Ageing Eyes [P to H2]
By having regular eye tests, you can ensure that you are wearing the correct contact lenses or glasses. This helps to prevent additional sight deterioration and makes day-to-day life a little easier, as you avoid having to deal with poor vision and the inability to see things clearly. After all, struggling to read and risking a fall because of poor sight aren’t things anyone wants to face.
Poor eyesight can also put you at risk if you are driving, as well as putting those around you at risk. Ensuring your vision is safe enough to drive with can prevent any number of accidents and incidents whilst keeping you safe and in control of your own life and the ability to come and go as you please.
Regular eye exams can also help to determine any progressing eye issues or diseases, allowing your optician to catch these medical problems in time to help treat them before they continue to worsen.
At Reynolds we help to provide accessible eye exams to people of all ages, whilst also providing expert advice and treatment so you can stay on top of your own eye care.
Eyecare Tips and Treatments
Paying attention to your vision and how you feel is an important step of eye care. There are plenty of different ways in which someone can work on their eye care at home to help prevent any further eye issues, but how can ageing patients take note of these?
Are you wearing the correct glasses?
An important factor in preventing eyesight deterioration is checking in with yourself and noticing how your frames or contact lenses feel.
Wearing the right lenses can help your sight to remain clearer for longer, whilst you may be wearing the prescription that you were prescribed at your last eye exam, that may no longer be the right prescription for you as your eyesight has changed.
If you begin to notice that you are experiencing more regular headaches, dizziness or blurry vision it may be time for a new prescription.
However, an eye test is not just a good way to check whether your lens prescription is up to date.
Checking Eye Health for Ageing Eyes
Don’t make the mistake of assuming an eye test is only there to help with vision, as this isn’t the case at all.
An eye test is a key way to check the overall health of ageing eyes, something that is very important if you want to preserve your sight for as long as possible. A number of eye conditions can be picked up during an eye test such as glaucoma, cataracts and other problems which can lead to sight loss. An optician can also detect general health problems during an eye examination, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. This allows you to seek the necessary medical help before the problem declines.
Discover Expert Treatment for Ageing Eyes at Reynolds Opticians
Though you should have regular eye examinations throughout all stages of your life, they are extremely important for ageing eyes. Not only can an eye test improve your vision by finding the correct lens prescription for you, but an eye test can also help to catch many eye diseases early.
To find out more about ageing eyes and our options for eye exams, get in touch with the Reynolds and Slater Opticians team.