When it comes to our health, many of us know the benefits of taking regular exercise and eating the right kinds of foods. But like teeth, the eyes are often one of the body parts that take a back seat when it comes to having a health check.

The eyes can give a great indication of your health, and looking after them through a healthy diet and lifestyle is of high importance. But one of the best ways that you can keep your peepers in tip top shape is to get them examined by an optician.

The team here at Dominic Tunnell Opticians have put together the top five reasons why we think you should book yourself in for an eye check this year:

1. An eye examination can spot other health conditions
Did you know that an eye examination can help spot other health conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and even cancer? From a close examination of small eye capillaries to broken blood vessels and droopy eyelids, your optician will be able to see things in much more detail than you can when simply looking in a mirror.

2. We only get one set of eyes
Many of us take sight for granted, but if we don’t look after our eye health it can impact our vision later on in life. Taking a proactive approach to eye health by having them checked by an optician can help stem any potential issues and ensure that you’re on the right course of treatment – whether that’s glasses, contact lenses or a hospital referral.

3. Your eyesight continually changes
If you don’t have an eye test at least every two years, you don’t know whether you’re getting adequate treatment for any potential issues. Eyesight can get worse within a year or two, so having your eyes checked is the only way to know for sure.

4. You can be sure you’ve got the right prescription in your new glasses
If you need some new glasses but aren’t due an eye test for another few months, it’s probably worth having one anyway. This ensures you have the correct prescription in your glasses and that you won’t have to pay extra to get the lenses changed just weeks down the line.

5.Spot early signs of eye disease
A comprehensive eye test will examine you for early signs of eye related diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts, as well as offer you up to date advice on how best to safeguard your eyes for the future.

If you’re ready to take your eye health seriously, why not book in with our specialist opticians today? Please call: 01905 613020 or send us a message.