Bruno and his family have their eyes tested regularly because he knows that good vision is the most precious of all the senses. An appointment with your optician ensures your glasses or contact lenses are up-to-date and just right for your needs, so keeping your vision in the best possible condition at all times.
This means you can enjoy life to the full and avoid problems like ‘eye strain’ and ‘tired eyes’. Bruno, for example, does a lot of driving, so his glasses are designed to give him comfortable and excellent all-round vision. He also has an anti-reflection coating on the lenses which enables him to see better, especially when driving at night.
But there’s more to an eye examination than simply assessing your vision. Included is a detailed check on the health of your eyes. This is important because your optician screens for potentially hidden conditions, such as glaucoma and diabetes, that can affect your sight in later life. In the unlikely event of a problem being found, early detection increases the chances of successful treatment.
Bruno knows it makes sense for all the Eyebright family to have a regular eye examination. It’s the key to good vision and healthy eyes for everyone. That’s why the Department of Health and the RNIB recommend that you should have an examination every two years, even if you have no problem with your vision.
So if you haven’t had an eye test for some time, it’s a good idea to make an appointment soon. Many people are entitled to free eye examinations under the NHS and your SPECS network optician will advise you if you and your family qualify.