Is it time for an eye test?



Following our blog post on 3rd June that revealed that us Brits are more likely to look after our teeth than our eye health, we have to ask: When was the last time you went for an eye test?

If you're anything like the Brits who took part in a recent survey, it could have been quite a while!

The research by Optegra Eye Health Care reveals that almost a quarter of Brits (22 per cent) have not had an eye test for at least three years.

In fact, we scan the reading chart every 2 years, 3 months and 3 days; yet we hop into the dental chair to ‘open wide’ every 1 year, 1 month and 10 days!

Leading ophthalmic surgeon, Mr. David Anderson, from Optegra Eye Health Care, says: 'It is vital to have regular eye check-ups as there are so many conditions that may be going on without us realising – from early stages of cataract, which is very common and easily treated, to retinal tears or glaucoma which, if not detected in time, can lead to blindness.'


 


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