Regular eye tests are important – the sooner that issues with your vision are detected, the greater the chance of successful treatment. This is particularly true with young children and the elderly.
Unless otherwise advised, you should have an eye test every two years by a qualified optometrist.
Depending on your age and medical or eye history, it may be necessary to have an eye test more frequently.
The results of an eye test do not only relate to your vision and eye sight; they can also reveal a number of underlying health problems. It is therefore important to include a regular eye test as part of your general health check up.
The results of an eye test can reveal a number of underlying health problems.
Some common general health issues that an eye test can help to diagnose and/or monitor include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Autoimmune conditions e.g. rheumatoid arthritis
- Ocular (eye-related) conditions i.e. diabetic retinopathy & macular degeneration
Routine visits allow for effective and efficient treatment and monitoring.
At Alfred Jay Opticians…
At Alfred Jay Opticians we have upgraded our practice to include imaging technology allowing us to provide comprehensive and complete eye examinations.
Our digital retinal imaging* camera is used for the management of diseases of the retina – including:
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy/maculopathy
* Unless referred by a GP/consultant, digital retinal imaging is a chargeable service.
At Alfred Jay Opticians we offer NHS and private eye examinations**.
To find out if you are eligible for an NHS eye examination, please click here.
We also accept eyecare vouchers.