Eye Examinations

Fewer than half the population have their eyes examined at regular intervals, and many people have never had an eye examination at all.  So, why is it necessary?

Eyes don’t normally let you know in an obvious way when something is wrong, unlike a painful tooth.  Often, because sight deterioration can be very gradual, people don’t notice that they are not seeing as well as they should be able to.

Regular examinations are important as the sooner a vision problem is detected, the greater the chance of successful treatment.  This is particularly true with young children and those over forty.  The eye examination can also reveal a number of underlying health problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes.  It is a vital health check and should be part of everyone’s normal health care program.

At Vision Care Opticians, your eye sight is our highest priority, irrevocable damage can occur before you even know you have a problem.  In taking care of your eyes you can prevent possible complications later in life.



By visiting your optometrist at Vision Care, you have made a decision to look after your vision, as such, we at Vision Care opticians will do our level best to reciprocate your concern by providing the best eye health care we can offer.  You Care, We Care, Vision Care.

We at Vision Care have invested heavily over the years in the latest, most advanced eye examination equipment available.  Our practice traces its roots back to the 1940’s, that’s 70 years of eye care service to the community.  Our team of four Optometrists have combined experience of almost 100 years.

Here are just 10 of the many reasons why you should have a regular eye examination:-

1)      You only have one pair of eyes.  Once lost, your eyesight may never be replaced.

2)      Unlike most of your body, your eyes do not usually hurt when there is something wrong.

3)      Good eye sight is very important in education.  An eye examination on young people should be carried out to detect problems with their vision that could adversely affect their ability at school.

4)      Prevention is paramount; early diagnosis of sight problems can halt any further deterioration, this is particularly true in young children and the elderly.

5)      The eye health check carried out in our eye examination can pick up on early signs of conditions that may lead to blindness, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.  With early detection being vital to proper treatment.

6)      The quality of our vision is often taken for granted as we get older. However, by having regular eye examinations and addressing sight issues your quality of life can be significantly improved.

7)      The thorough eye examination that we provide can also detect other underlying health issues, such as diabetes, thus leading to early detection.

8)      The sight test can check to see whether your vision needs correction.  We can offer you several options such as spectacles or contact lenses, which we go through with you to see what is best for you.

9)      Better vision leads to being able to work and play better, more comfortably and safely; in fact having the proper vision correction can improve your general quality of life.

10)   Poor eye sight can be dangerous.  Make certain that your vision meets the legal requirement for driving or any occupational needs.