WHY IS AN EYE TEST IMPORTANT?
Your eyes cannot be replaced. You will not necessarily have symptoms or pain. Your eye test can pick up very early signs of any problems such as Diabetes, Glaucoma, High blood Pressure to name but a few and the earlier treated the better. Your test will also detect if your vision can be improved upon. Changes in you vision can occur slowly and you may not notice that your vision is becoming poor. Good vision gives a better quality of life, don’t accept that poor vision is due to your age, it may be possible to improve it further. It is important that your vision meets certain legal standards for driving and certain occupations.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY EYES TESTED?
Even if you do not feel you need glasses or you feel that your glasses are giving you good vision you should have your eyes tested every 2 years. Your eye test is a regular health check which can detect underlying health problems as well as a check for changes to your vision. It may need to be more frequent depending on your age or medical history. We will ensure that you receive a reminder when you are due each sight test.
DO I NEED TO PAY FOR AN EYE TEST?
In Scotland your eye test is generally free of charge. Please call us if you wish clarification on this.
WHY DO I NEED ANNUAL EYE TESTS IF I AM A DIABETIC?
Your Optometrist can detect early signs of Diabetic Retinopathy by looking inside your eyes. The earlier any changes are detected, the more likely it is they can be monitored and treated to prevent loss of sight. Even if your vision appears unchanged, the tiny blood vessels on your retina may be changing.