Regular eye exams are an important part of maintaining your eye health and protecting your vision. Our professional and expert team is passionate about looking after your eyes. With the advanced testing equipment at our practice, every eye examination we provide is designed to go as in-depth and be as accurate as possible.
The Importance of Regular Eye Exams
Eye exams are about more than just checking for changes in vision: they’re an essential part of detecting eye conditions as early as possible. Many common eye conditions, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts have no obvious symptoms until they significantly advance. Eye exams are designed to identify potential issues and diagnose any potentially sight-stealing conditions as early as possible so that proper treatments can be put in place to protect and preserve your vision.
What to Expect in your Eye Exam
Each exam is tailored to a patient’s specific needs. While our adult eye exams last approximately 30 minutes, our expert opticians are happy to extend the appointment if more time is needed to carry out specific tests. During your eye appointment, our opticians would be happy to answer any of your questions and run through any test results with you.
How Often Should I Have an Eye Exam?
While you may think your vision is clear and your eyes are healthy, staying up to date with regular eye exams is an important part of maintaining overall eye health.
According to national guidelines, children under 15, adults over 70 and anyone who is diabetic or who has been diagnosed with glaucoma should have an eye exam every year. For everyone else between the age of 16 and 69, it’s recommended to get an eye test every 2 years.
That said, your optometrist will advise you if more frequent eye exams are required once they’ve assessed and analysed your eyes. Remember, looking after your eyes is just as important as looking after other parts of your body.
Book your Appointment Today
Has it been a while since your last eye exam? Our friendly opticians would be happy to see you. To book your next eye exam, please get in touch with us.