Eyes cannot be replaced. You will not necessarily have any symptoms or pain. The eye test can pick up very early signs of any problems. Regular eye tests can detect underlying health problems that you aren’t aware of, such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, some tumours and multiple sclerosis.
You should have your eyes tested at least every 2 years. This is a regular health check, and can detect underlying health problems as well as changes in your vision. It may need to be more frequent depending on you age and medical history. Optometrist will normally advise you when you should return for your next test.
If you are on PRSI or have a Medical Card, we can provide you with an application form. This entitles you to a free eye test and free glasses from a selected range.
To be aware of health problems before the affects. Regular eye tests are important to pick up any change as soon as possible to make sure any problem can be treated before it affects vision.
Eye tests do not just check if you need glasses, it shows a number of underlying health problems, such as diabetes, glaucoma as well as the general condition of your eyes.
If you are Diabetic and your vision appears unchanged, the tiny blood vessels on your retina may be changing. Your Optometrist can look for these early signs and they can be treated before they cause change to your vision.
If you do not look after your contact lens correctly. But if you keep contact lenses completely sterile before you put it in your eye.
If you use your contact lens solutions correctly, and follow the advice of your Contact Lens Optician, there is very little risk of infection. Contact lens hygiene is important and cannot be stressed enough.