How often should you get an eye examination?
The eyes are one of the most sensitive organs in the body, and are arguably one of the most important but often neglected. We all know eye examinations (sight test) are something we’re supposed to be getting regularly, but why are they so important?
The health of your eyes can change gradually and often there are no obvious signs of disease. This is the primary reason regular eye examinations are of high importance as they will help detect problems early, lowering the risk of permanent damage to your eyes.
Approximately half of Australians require glasses or contact lenses to correct their vision. For most people the recommended frequency for an eye examination is every two years unless eye problems occur, in which case it is recommended to promptly visit your optometrist. However, this is a generalised recommendation for adults with no previous or current eye problems; your optometrist may recommend more frequent checks for you if they are needed.
Unbeknownst to many people, eye examinations are not just to ensure the health of your sight; your eyes can reveal many things about your overall health. Your optometrist during your eye examination is checking for things including dementia, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and more.
Outlook Eye Centre offers a comprehensive range of eye examinations for both adults and children to check eye performance and health. Should you require corrective treatment, our highly experienced optometrists are also able to assist you with solutions or relevant referrals.
If you can’t remember the last time you visited the optometrist for an eye examination, it might be time for a visit. Give the friendly team at Outlook Eye Centre a call today on 07 4635 8844 to book an appointment, or contact us online.