Deterioration in your eyesight can be so gradual that it often goes unnoticed. This is why a regular eye examination is important.
The importance of regular sight examination can hardly be emphasized enough:
Common vision problems like short or long sightedness and astigmatism, when uncorrected frequently have a negative impact on one's quality of life. Regular prolonged use of a computer or display equipment may lead to changes in one's sight and will frequently result in unwanted visual symptoms.
Early detection of and intervention in certain eye and visual conditions will invariably result in a more favourable outcome. It is also know for certain eye conditions to be hereditary.
It is not unknown for an optimetrist following a sight examination to refer someone to their health practitioner for further general health assessments.
Your eyes are very precious to us. Let one of our professional opticians look after them. Book your examination test today at your local branch.
You may qualify for a free NHS-funded sight examination if:
Under 19 and in full-time education
60 or over
Registered as blind or partially sighted
Been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
40 or over, and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma
Been advised by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) that you’re at risk of glaucoma
A prisoner on leave from prison
Eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher - your optometrist (optician) can advise you about your entitlement
You’re also entitled to a free NHS sight examination if you:
Receive Income Support
Receive Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (not Contribution-based)
Receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
Receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance (not Contribution-based)