Philip Walsh - The Importance Of Regular Eye Exams

Publish Date
Friday, 17 June 2016, 11:18AM
By Philip Walsh

For early detection of harmful eye and health conditions and to maintain the overall health of your eyes, Specsavers recommends an eye test at least once every two years.

Early detection is key to combatting many eye health conditions, which can be picked up in an eye test through the use of Digital Retinal Photography (DRP). DRP uses sophisticated equipment to produce a high resolution photograph of your retina, optic nerve and blood vessels.

Any detected abnormalities can then be monitored and treated to better protect the quality of your sight and overall eye health. These images are stored by our optometrists to track your eye health over time.

Regular eye exams are imperative in detecting eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and retinal changes that may be associated with diabetes, so that efficient and effective treatment options are available in the early stages of development if required.

The best way to look after your eye health is to have a thorough, professional eye examination at least once every two years. Most minor eye conditions are easily detected through a test and can then be treated. An eye test can also detect more serious eye health conditions, including those which exhibit few symptoms, such as glaucoma.

At Specsavers, Digital Retinal Photography is included in every standard eye test. For more information on regular eye exams or to talk to your local Specsavers optometrist, visit

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