NHS: Look after your eyes

28 September 2018
Source: NHS

Find out why regular eye tests (sight tests) are important and how a healthy lifestyle can helpNHS logo maintain good vision.

Why are regular eye tests so important?

It’s easy to neglect your eyes because they often don’t hurt when there’s a problem.
Having an eye test won’t just tell you if you need new glasses or a change of prescription – it’s also an important eye health check.
It can spot many general health problems and early signs of eye conditions before you’re aware of any symptoms, many of which can be treated if found early enough.

How often should I have an eye test?

Opticians recommend that most people have an eye test at least every 2 years. People over 40 and people from black or minority ethnic groups may need sight tests more often.
Find out if you can get an eye test for free on the NHS.

What should I do if I notice a change in my sight?

Visit your optician or GP if you’re concerned about any aspect of your vision at any time.
Find your nearest NHS optician.

Further details on the NHS website


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