Reg­u­lar eye checks vi­tal

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Our eye­sight is a pre­cious gift which we should not take for granted. Hav­ing reg­u­lar eye checks will en­sure that any sight-threat­en­ing prob­lems or sys­temic dis­eases do not go un­di­ag­nosed.

A key fac­tor in an eye exam is the dig­i­tal reti­nal pho­to­graph which is taken of the in­side of the eye.

The in­for­ma­tion gained can in­di­cate sys­temic dis­eases, in­clud­ing di­a­betes and hy­per­ten­sion, or even a brain tu­mour. Glau­coma and mac­u­lar de­gen­er­a­tion are also more eas­ily iden­ti­fied with this tech­nol­ogy.

An op­to­met­ric eye exam also re­veals the need for dry eye treat­ment or spec­ta­cles to help with our ever-in­creas­ing use of dig­i­tal de­vices. Block­ing out blue light, or re­flected light when out­doors, can eas­ily be ac­com­plished by adding a spe­cial fil­ter to one’s spec­ta­cles.

See your op­tometrist to have peace of mind that your vis­ual de­mands are be­ing ad­e­quately met.


SEE­ING CLEARLY: Vicki Gay­lard Op­tometrists owner Vicky Gay­lard

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