At Dolphins Optometrists, we provide a wide array of services, including orthokeratology, retinal imaging and our tear clinic, as well as our optician services, helping you find the perfect glasses frames and lenses for you. It is very important to get your eyes checked. So, why not get an eye test in Haywards Heath with Dolphins Optometrists? Our experts can accurately assess your eyes and provide treatment using the latest technology to ensure your eyes are protected and healthy. Contact us today to learn more or book an eye test in Haywards Heath.
Why Should You Get Your Eyes Tested?
Your eyesight is one of your most important senses, and it’s vital to take care of your eyesight by getting regular eye tests. We recommend that you get your eyes tested at least every 2 years to spot any signs of disease or damage and to act before it causes long-term issues. Here are four reasons why you should book an eye test in Haywards Heath with Dolphins Optometrists:
To Check for Vision Changes
If you notice any changes in your vision, it’s important to have an eye test as soon as possible. These changes could be things like blurriness, difficulty seeing at night, or seeing double. Often, these changes are harmless and temporary. But in some cases, they could be signs of a more serious eye condition that needs to be treated.
To Check for Eye Diseases
Eye diseases often have no symptoms in the early stages, so you might not even know you have one. An eye test can detect eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. These conditions can often be treated if they’re caught early, so it’s important to get your eyes tested regularly.
To Check for Overall Health Conditions
Your eyes can often give clues about your overall health. For example, eye tests can sometimes reveal diabetes or high cholesterol. In some cases, eye problems can be the first sign of a serious disease like brain tumours or multiple sclerosis. So, if you have any concerns about your health, an eye test is a good idea.
To Improve Your Vision
If you’re having trouble seeing, an eye test can help determine whether you need glasses or contact lenses. Additionally, if you already wear corrective lenses, an eye test can help make sure your prescription is up to date.
If it’s been more than 2 years since your last eye test, schedule an appointment with your eye doctor/optometrist today. Regular eye exams are the best way to keep your eyes healthy and catch any problems early.
Types of Eye Tests
There are two main types of eye tests: vision screenings and comprehensive eye exams.
Vision screenings are quick and easy tests that check for common vision problems. They’re often done at schools, workplaces, and community health fairs. But vision screenings can’t detect all eye problems. And they don’t replace a comprehensive eye exam.
A comprehensive eye exam is a thorough evaluation of your eyes and vision. It’s usually done by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist or optometrist). During the exam, the eye doctor will:
- Test your vision with an eye chart
- Check for near-sightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism
- Assess your eye muscle function
- Check how well your eyes work together
- Evaluate the health of your eyes
- Check your eye pressure (tonometry)
If you have any vision problems, the eye doctor will develop a treatment plan for you. This may include glasses, contact lenses, eye surgery, or other treatments.
Who Needs an Eye Exam?
We believe that you should get your eyes tested every 2 years. We understand that isn’t always possible, so we have highlighted some key things to look out for. Here are some general guidelines:
– Children: All infants should have their eyes examined. If they don’t have any vision problems, they should have annual check-ups in their teens.
– Adults: If you’re from ages 16 to 70 and don’t have any vision problems or risk factors for eye disease, you should have an eye exam every 2 years.
– Adults: For people aged 70 or older, you should have an eye exam every 1 to 2 years.
You might need more frequent eye exams if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of eye disease, or other risk factors for eye disease. Your eye doctor can tell you how often you need an eye exam.
Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, is a specialist eye treatment that gently reshapes the eye overnight so that you can enjoy clear vision during the day, without having to wear contact lenses or glasses.
It’s a convenient and safe alternative to laser eye surgery, and it’s suitable for people of all ages. The treatment is completely reversible too, so you can stop wearing Ortho-K lenses at any time and your eyes will return to their original shape.
A retinal image is a photograph of the back of your eye, taken using specialised equipment. It allows us to see any changes in your retina that could be caused by diabetes, high blood pressure or other eye conditions.
Retinal imaging is quick, painless and can be done during a routine eye test. The images are stored electronically so that we can compare them over time and look for any changes. This can help us to diagnose eye conditions early and plan the most appropriate treatment.
Dry eye is a common condition that occurs when the eyes don’t produce good quality tears. It can cause symptoms such as eye fatigue, eye irritation and difficulty wearing contact lenses.
At our tear clinic, our specialists will carry out a thorough assessment of your eye dryness and recommend the most effective treatment for you. This may include eye drops, dietary supplements or specialised eye treatments.
Book your eye test in Haywards Heath with Dolphins Optometrists. Our specialists use the latest technology to provide accurate assessments of your eyes and prescribe the best treatment. If you would like to learn more about our services or book an eye test in Haywards Heath, explore our website or contact us today at 01444 454 808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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