This is a query that has been raised quite frequently.Â In all honesty, there is no one answer to this question folks! It is however a FACT that regularÂ eyeÂ examinationsÂ are of utmost importanceÂ for EVERYONE – allÂ adults and children, regardless of ageÂ andÂ physical health.Â ItÂ isÂ recommended thatÂ for most people,Â an eyeÂ examinationÂ should occurÂ every two years unless you are advised otherwise by your ophthalmicÂ practitioner and in these cases, you may have to be tested moreÂ regularly.
In children, it has been noted that they rarely complain about their sight, however attentionÂ must beÂ payedÂ to the signs thatÂ indicateÂ they may be struggling with their vision!Â Children may showÂ some of the below visible signsÂ which serve as indicators thatÂ they are having visual difficulties;
- If they are sitting too close to the TV
- Holding objects closely to their face
- If they blinking a lotand or more often than usual
- Rubbing the eyes frequently
- If one eye is turning in or out
Usually, childrenâ€™s eyes will be tested regularly every two years however they can be tested more often if advised to do so. If you feel that your child is having difficulties with their eye sight, please do not hesitate toÂ contact our friendly optical experts with your queries and/or to bookÂ an appointment at your local branch.
We are thrilled to advise that we areÂ now ideallyÂ based across the North West in six Practices in the areas of Urmston,Â Unsworth, Burnley, Swinton, Chorley, and Nelson.
Alike children, it is possible for any person of any age to develop problems with their site, however, some groups mayÂ be atÂ a higher risk;
- If you are over 60
- If you are from some ethnic groups such as African-Caribbean or South Asian.
- If you have a learning disability
- If you have a family history of eye disease.
If you have an increased risk of being susceptible to eye problems, it is intrinsic that you keep your sight tests regular.
Contact ourÂ friendly optical experts today for more details and advice.