Everybody leads busy lives and it is easy to get swept up in the day to day of living to think about things like eye tests. But how often should you have your eyes tested and what are the telltale signs that you may need to book yourself an eye test?
Here are a few signs that you may need to book an eye test.
If your eyes are straining to focus, it may be giving you a headache. For patients over 40, that may mean that it is be time to consider glasses that provide correction at distance, intermediate and close range.
Changes in vision can mean different things for different people. For a child, difficulty in reading the blackboard often indicates myopia is starting to develop. For an adult, not being able to read road signs may mean that your distance prescription needs updating. Unfortunately, as you get older you start to need correction different from the one you need for distance or reading. It is therefore important to keep a regular check on your eye health.
It is important to understand that any time you notice a change in your vision it is important to book an eye test.
As woman mature, their eyes appear drier and this can lead to a number of problems, from blurred vision to excessive tearing. This is a common symptom of dry eyes and is treatable. A visit to an optician can help you to correct any symptoms you may be experiencing.
In general, it is harder to drive at night as we have mentioned in our previous blogs. If you are struggling to see at night whilst driving it is important to talk to us about applying an anti-glare lens to your driving glasses. If the discomfort from glare persists even with the correct anti-glare glasses, it may indicate cataracts especially if you are over the age of 50.
If not then surely that’s a great reason to book a test today? Get in contact with us or book an appointment.
My son Harry was devastated when the school suggested he should have his eyes tested. After asking around we were recommended to Alan Tyler's. From start to finish the staff and opticians put him at ease and made the experience fun. He loves his glasses and now sees what he has been missing!!! A big thank you to all of your staff.
I knew there was something wrong with my vision. Thanks to the new OCT machine, the trained Alan Tyler optician was able to highlight the problem in an instant.
We would like to thank ALL the staff at Alan Tyler Opticians for the superb and attentive service that we received on our recent visit to your shop. We have as usual been treated to faultless advice and support. With the friendly manner and professionalism you extend to all your customers we would not hesitate to recommend your service to others.
A big thank you to all the staff at Alan Tylers. After years of wearing varifocals and having to put up with distorted and limited vision I finally the vision I have always wanted with the new Varilux lenses that was advised by the dispenser. They are perfect.
A professional but enjoyable experience. The test was thorough, and the options of frames etc to suit are good. Any problems after are quickly and efficiently resolved. The whole process was a pleasure.