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Why are regular eye tests so important?

Eye tests play a massive part in making sure your eyes stay healthy.

Not only do they tell us whether or not we need to wear glasses, but they also help detect eye conditions and other health issues like diabetes or high blood pressure.

Approximately 5 million people in the UK have never had an eye test.

Opticians strongly advise taking yourself for an eye test every two years, or sooner if necessary, but 28% of the adult population haven’t seen their optician for over 2 years.

But why are regular eye examinations so important?

Our expert opticians here at Silver & Rose reveal all in this article.

You can catch building eye conditions early

You should never neglect your eye health, and even if you don’t wear glasses or feel as though you don’t have any visual issues, you should still be attending regular eye examinations.

According to Fight for Sight, 2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss, with two of the main causes being cataracts and glaucoma.

Conditions like these often show no symptoms in their early stages, which means you might not even suspect there’s a problem until it starts to affect your vision.

Prevention is the only cure, which is a good enough reason on its own for you to attend regular eye exams.

Why not book in with our Formby opticians today?

Your sight deteriorates with age

Age-related vision problems are very common for people aged 60 and over and – you guessed it –  an eye test can help identify these kinds of problems.

While some conditions are considered normal and can be corrected with a good pair of reading glasses, others may have a bigger impact on your day-to-day life.

A common condition among the over 60’s is cataracts.

Nowadays, cataracts can be treated with surgery, but regular eye tests with our opticians in Formby can help detect them early and eliminate the need for this kind of treatment.

Eye tests can help detect other health conditions

Believe it or not, a simple eye test can detect other underlying health risks like diabetes or high blood pressure that you might not have even known about.

Many people are unaware that they’re suffering from these issues, and of course, they can be life-threatening if they’re left untreated.

These kinds of conditions impact the blood vessels in your eye, close to or inside the retina, and any abnormalities can be picked up by one of our opticians in Formby.

Having your vision corrected makes day-to-day life easier

This often doesn’t even enter people’s minds, and not many of us consider the fact that an eye test could save our lives.

Everyday tasks get a whole lot harder when you’re – for whatever reason – living with impaired vision and accidents at home or out on the roads are far more likely to occur.

You don’t want to risk losing your licence – or worse, your life – which is why it’s so important to take yourself for an eye test with an optician in Formby.

Book an eye test in Formby with Sliver & Rose

If you’re looking for new opticians in Formby, look no further than the team here at Silver & Rose.

As a wholly independent team of opticians, we’re immensely proud of the reputation we’ve built for ourselves in the community – and this is reflected in our client base.

We see lots of familiar faces year after year, along with a host of new customers looking for a more personal, bespoke service that some of the large chains are unable to provide.

If you have any queries or concerns or would like to make an appointment to see one of our opticians in Formby, you’re more than welcome to get in touch with us.

Give us a call on +44 1704 831117 to speak to us directly, or send us a message via email to and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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