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.'