Why is a sight test important?
Many people think that a sight test is just about checking whether your vision needs correcting with glasses or contact lenses.
But there are other important reasons to have a regular sight test.
A sight test is a vital check on the health of the eyes and includes the detection of eye conditions.
Many of these, if found early, can be treated successfully, avoiding potential sight loss.
A sight test can also detect other health conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
Who needs a regular sight test?
Everybody! Sight tests should be part of everyone’s healthcare routine just like going to the dentist.
How often should I have a sight test?
Most people should have a sight test once every two years.
Certain groups may need a sight test more frequently. These include:
People with a history of eye conditions in the family
People over 40 of Afro-carribean or Asian origin
Speak to OPTICARE for individual advice.