Many of us know that a sight test identifies a change in prescription.
It indicates whether glasses could help someone to see better and live better.
Ultimately, a sight test is an important health check for our eyes.
It can detect common eye and general health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
An optician is better clinically equipped to provide an optics diagnosis and treatment than a GP is.
If needed, the optician might advise you to follow up with your GP to get things investigated further.
What’s a regular sight test?
The term “regular sight test” means having your eyes tested yearly or every two years.
Your optician will recommend the frequency depending on your age, family history, current eye health and eye conditions.
Why is a regular sight test important?
A regular sight test is useful to identify and monitor minor or major symptoms of common eye conditions.
It’s important to attend your regular sight test to help prevent potential eye health problems before a condition progresses.
Your local optician monitors your current level of vision, any symptoms and eye health every time you visit to measure changes.
This helps to identify any changes to your vision or eye health and the rate of change.
It’s possible to identify eye conditions before symptoms begin or become noticeable.
If certain eye conditions are found early, they are often successfully treated before they cause serious damage or sight loss.
A regular sight test is proactive eye care, to help us to see better and live better for longer.
How can Visioncall help?
When someone struggles to go to the high street for their regular sight test, we’ll come to you.
We are one of the UK’s leading home eye care providers in the care home sector.
Residential homes are really in need of this help and assistance to enable their residents to live richer lives.
People deserve to see better and live better, including if their home is within a care environment.
You probably won’t see us during visiting times as we visit during the day, but if you do see one of our team, be sure to say hi!