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Aging and Your Eyes

As you age, your eyes ability to lubricate and restore damaged cells reduces. This then leads to symptoms such as blurred vision, eye strain, headaches etc.


Typically speaking, you should be having a sight test every 2 years. However, if you are part of the lucky few who have had great sight all their life, you may not have felt the need for regular checkups and are now unsure what warrants a visit to your optician.


As eye care professionals, we advise that if you feel in any way your sight has changed or you are experiencing discomfort or pain, book a sight test. Your sight is important and you deserve to have all your questions answered and worries put to bed.



Eye Test at Home


Here are just a few signs you should have a sight test:

 

1. Blurry Vision. If you have noticed your vision is blurry, whether that be when seeing near or far, you should consult an optician.

 

2. Headaches. Headaches could be a sign you are straining your eyes. Therefore, even if you don't necessarily notice any major difference in your vision, have your eyes checked as you may need glasses.

 

3. Itchy or irritated eyes. Dry Eye is a very common condition, which can be caused by many different factors. Many people live in discomfort with this condition and may not realise there are a number of different treatments available. We offer a dry eye treatment, which gives you relief for an extended period of time, rather than relying on the daily use of eye drops. To find out more, give us a call, or book an appointment to discuss your options.

 

4. Eye pain or discolouration. If you have any sort of discomfort, discolouration or pain in the eye, it is always worth while letting one of our professionals have a look.

 

Call: 028 9182 7780

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