Regular eye tests are important because your eyes may not necessarily hurt when something serious is wrong. An eye test is a vital health check that can pick up early signs of eye conditions before you are aware of any symptoms, many of which can be treated if found early.
Research shows that more than half of the number of people between 40 and 75 years have not had a recent eye test.But do they need one? Absolutely yes!!!
Do you know that eye tests can pick up medical problems such as Hypertension and Diabetes, before they become symptomatic? This is because these conditions lead to changes in the blood vessels at the back of the eye which predisposes the patient to potentially blinding conditions. Other problems such as age related macular degeneration, where the central part of the back of the eye stops working and you lose vision directly in front of you, cataracts which cloud your vision and glaucoma which is the silent thief of sight can all be detected.
The Eyes are the windows to the soul but they also give a clear view of what’s occurring in less ethereal parts of the body. Infact a simple eye test can reveal a life or death situation. Studies show that s large percentage of people fail to have an eye test once every 2 years, yet a simple eye test could detect glaucoma years before any vision loss is noticed. Eye tests can also reveal systemic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol/CVS problem, arthritis, brain tumour.e.t.c
Eye test for children play an important role in ensuring normal vision development and academic achievement of all kids as academic performance is strongly linked to visual performance. Many studies have also shown that a routine eye test can also save you money by early detection of systemic diseases and reduced lack of productivity arising from visual problems at work.
Tomplace eye care offers you professional eye care and a robust referral service to retinal specialists, orthoptist, low vision specialist, oculonerologist, occupational optometrists e.t.c . We also have a strong referral network with naturopaths, accupuncturist, homeopaths, osteopaths and lots more in natural medicine practice. We help you find the right professional for that health challenge thereby saving you time and money.
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