Philip Walsh - Eye health for seniors

Publish Date
Thursday, 13 July 2017, 12:35PM
Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

By Philip Walsh

Everyone knows the saying that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but many don’t also realise that the eyes are also able to provide valuable insight into a person’s general health and wellbeing.

Seniors need to be especially vigilant about maintaining regular eye exams as they have a far greater risk of suffering from preventable eye conditions that can lead to blindness.

On top of this, regular eye exams can identify the warning signs of health issues including high or low blood pressure, kidney disorders, diabetes and even brain tumours. While this sounds quite scary, early detection is key to combating and treating many eye health conditions.

At Specsavers, it is recommended that you should get your eyes tested every two years to monitor eye health and keep debilitating conditions at bay.

For more information, talk to your local Specsavers optometrist or visit

About Philip 

Philip is an experienced optometrist with a Bachelor of Optometry from Auckland University. He’s worked in the UK, Zimbabwe and is now the Optometrist Director at the Specsavers New Lynn store in Auckland, one of 52 Specsavers stores across the country. 

Improving access for all Kiwis to high-quality eye care and eyewear is Philip’s passion. What he loves about his role at Specsavers is providing all his patients with excellent customer service and professional eye care with the latest technology and knowledgeable well-trained staff.

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