We all rely on our eyes and good eyesight in almost every aspect of our daily lives. Access to information through reading or television depends on clear vision, while life itself can depend on the ability to see properly while driving, or just walking in busy streets.
Yet a significant proportion of people don’t have their eyes tested at regular intervals, while many people have never had an eye test.
Part of the reason is that eyes, unlike teeth, don’t normally let you know in an obvious way when something is wrong. Often, because sight deterioration can be very gradual, people genuinely don’t notice that they are not seeing as well as they could. Regular eye tests 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 the elderly.
More than just identifying whether your eyesight needs correcting, the eye test can reveal a number of other underlying health problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes. It is a vital health check that should be part of everyone’s normal health regime.
Unless otherwise advised, you should have an eye test every two years. It may be necessary to have them more frequently, depending on your age and medical history.
When booking an eye test in Luton, you need to find out what the eye test will cover. Your eyesight deserves the highest standards of professional care. At Elcott Opticians Luton, there is much more to an eye test than finding out if you need spectacles or contact lenses. We also carry out a range of tests to assess the health of your eyes. And because everyone’s eyesight is different, we tailor the eye test to your individual circumstances.
Our eye test typically includes the following: History and symptoms taking; assessment of your current spectacles (if any); refraction to determine what prescription your eyes have; oculomotor balance to assess for any squints or muscle deficiencies; pupil reflexes; examination of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye; retinal imaging; intraocular pressure and visual fields assessment. At the end of the eye test, we discuss fully the results and give you the appropriate advice. This can include types of optical correction most suitable as well as tips of how to maintain healthy eyes. We allow up to 45 minutes to assess your eyes so rest assured, you will have a thorough examination.
So if you are looking for an optician in Luton or just an eye test in Luton, we’re awaiting your contact!