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Why have an eye examination?

Although your eyesight may appear to be unchanged, I am sure you appreciate the health benefits of having a full and comprehensive eye examination. As well as routinely checking for eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration, optometrists are sometimes the first to spot signs of high blood pressure or diabetes.

We all rely on our eyes and our eyesight in almost every aspect of our daily lives. Much of what we do depends on having clear vision. Yet some people don’t have their eyes examined at regular intervals. Part of the reason is that eyes don’t let you know if something is wrong Often deterioration is gradual, so you might not notice that you are not seeing as well as you could. Regular eye examinations are important because the sooner a vision problem is detected, the greater the chance of successful treatment. More than just identifying whether your eyesight needs correcting, the eye examination can reveal a number of underlying health problems. An eye examination is a vital health check that should be part of everyone’s normal health regime unless otherwise advised; you should have an eye examination every two years. It may be necessary to have them more frequently, depending on your age and medical history.