Okay, so it is no secret I wear glasses (blind as without), I have a passion for fashion and style, and I have posted before about how I try to style my glasses to fit in with my current fave trend etc. but, today, I want to talk to you more about the how important it is to keep up with regular eye tests.
What you won’t know is that I have worn specs since the age of 9 years old…. It was picked up from not being able to see the blackboard in school (yes, that is how old I am, not quite a slate and chalk, but none of these new fangled interactive whiteboards…. Lol!), and one of the health checks you used to get back then in school. Who else remembers these? I used to sit on top of the TV, my mother always told me I would get square eyes if I did this, and her first question to the optician when we attended my first appointment was, had this actually happened… The response was no, again, I was sitting on top of the TV because I couldn’t flaming well see it. Obviously I am thankful for that initial detection at school and the subsequent appointment afterwards, resulting in my first pair of specs, and WOW, I could see clearly now (I am sure there is a song with those/or similar lyrics… Haha)!
I have until this day, and will continue to do so, kept up with my regular vision checks, and with the exception of some deterioration in my sight over time, and now needing varifocals due to age, I have been very lucky overall, as did you know so many other health issues can be detected from your eyes? It isn’t just your sight, it is important to keep on top of these kinds of checks, because your eyes don’t usually hurt when something is wrong. A sight test is a vital health check for your eyes that can pick up early signs of eye conditions before you’re aware of any symptoms – many of which can be treated if found early enough.
A sight test will also include a general health check that can pick up early signs of eye disease before you’re aware of any symptoms. Some health conditions can affect the eyes such as:
I have a friend who has recently been diagnosed with a thyroid issue as well, again, this can be detected from our eyes as well!
I was lucky to have recently been offered a FREE eye test with Vision Express at their Huntingdon Branch. I had not had an eye test with Vision Express before, I had used another well known high street and independent optometrists. I have never experienced anything quite to detailed before, I was extremely impressed! Not only was the eye health check very in-depth, so was the test itself, and customer service definitely 10/10!
I am pretty sure I have never had a picture of the back of my eye taken anywhere else (I had hoped to share this with you, as you can obtain copies – I will share this as soon as I have got it), this FREE retinal photography service comes as standard with ALL Vision Express eye checks, and if the others don’t do it, I am sure they will do very soon, and if they don’t, then shame on them! This picture of the back of our eye can pick up so much, plus it is really cool to be able to see our eye in such detail…. It looks a bit like Mars!
This post is being brought to you this week to coincide with World Glaucoma Week, and I strongly advise if you haven’t had an eye test recently, book one in now! I can even offer you a FREE EYE TEST with Vision Express, just click here now, you have no excuse!
If you follow me on social media, you will have seen the specs I went for, a Miki Ninn frame in a jade green colour, a perfect match for my recent hair change, but, like I said, this post isn’t about the style and how fab I look in my new specs (even though obviously I do…Ha), it is to make you aware of the importance of these tests, and not to put that test off any longer, it could cost you a lot more than an hour with your fab local Vision Express team!
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