Why have an eye examination?
We all rely on our eyes and our eyesight in almost in almost every aspect of our daily lives. Much of what we do depends on having clear vision.
Yet some people don't have their eyes examined at regular intervals. Part of the reason for this is that eyes don't let you know in an obvious way when something is wrong. Often deterioration is gradual, so you might not notice that you are not seeing as well as you could. Regular eye examinations are important because the sooner a vision problem is detected, the greater the chance of successful treatment.
More than just identifying whether your eyesight needs correcting, the eye examination can reveal a number of underlying health problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes. An eye examination is a vital health check that should be part of everyone's normal health regime.
Unless otherwise advised, you should have an eye examination every two years. It may be necessary to have them more frequently, depending on your age and medical history.
Free eye examinations are provided to people who are:
- Over 60
- Under 16
- 16 to 18 in full time education
- Registered blind/partially sighted
- Suffering from diabetes or glaucoma
- Over 40 and the parent, brother, sister of child of person with glaucoma
- Claiming: income support, pension credit, job seekers allowance, family tax credit.
At the BIG optician you will experience a very comprehensive eye examination, by our skilled and highly experienced optometrist using the very latest technology. Click here to see details of the BIG eye examination.