From early adulthood, we’re taught the importance of annual health checks. From cholesterol and blood pressure to our general well-being, most of us are familiar with these painless but important
So, why not include an annual eye test?
Unfortunately, it seems that our eyes have taken the back seat when it comes to checkups.
To start the process and make sure you never miss an eye test again, book your appointment on a significant day so that you don’t forget. It could be a birthday, an anniversary, or any milestone.
That way, you have made a concerted effort to invest in the future of your eye health!
Let’s first look at some of the reasons why eye checks are important.
Because more than half of all sight loss is avoidable, having your eyes examined once a year can help prevent or reduce the damage caused by certain eye conditions.
- It can improve the quality of your daily life by detecting certain eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration, all of which can lead to visual loss.
- An eye test may also be able to detect symptoms of other health issues that can impact your eyes, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
At Vision Works, we pride ourselves on being ahead of the curve when it comes to superior eye-testing technology.
Our latest innovation is the Smart™ Technology Comprehensive + Eye Test.
Using in-depth retinal photography, this test can give you an early diagnosis of a wide range of eye conditions and enhance the view of retinal blood vessels by using colour filters to evaluate overall
blood vessel health.
What’s more, the Smart™ Technology Comprehensive + Eye Test is fast!
It only takes a minute per eye and is painless and comprehensive.
So ask yourself, “Can you spare a few minutes to ensure your eye health for years to come?”
Of course, you’ll agree.
In the interim, you can make a few lifestyle adjustments that protect your eyesight now and in the future.
- Quit smoking
- Wear sunglasses with UV protection
- Wearing safety goggles to protect your eyes when performing DIY and sporting activities
- Adopting a well-balanced diet and engaging in frequent physical activity
- Taking regular pauses when working in front of a computer screen
While most New Year’s resolutions don’t last very long, making a promise to get your eyes checked
annually will serve you well.