We have all heard the eyes are the window to the soul. But you should know they are also a window into our body. How healthy our body is doing or how UNHEALTHY our body is doing can show in our eyes. Conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, brain tumour, cancers, high cholesterol are just a few things that can be picked up at a routine eye examination.
So if you are one of the lucky ones who sees great. without the need for glasses or contact lenses, you may not feel the need for having an eye examination - with an optometrist not Dr Google.
Just remember even those with great vision can go on to develop health problems with the eyes. And for many eye related diseases and disorders, vision loss happens.
Want to keep your eye healthy and keep good vision? A routine eye exam at least every 2 years is something you should do.
Some other things you can do to keep healthy eyes...
👁 Eat a diet that is rich in colourful vegetables
👁 Don't smoke
👁 Protect your eyes from the UV from the sun - even on cloudy days
👁 Maintain a healthy weight
👁 Exercise routinely
👁 Take breaks when working on the computer or reading
👁 Protect your eyes and play it safe at work, home and doing sports
If you have great vision, you still can book in - it's ok - go on. Click BOOK ONLINE or give us a call on 01635 528844.
Want to check your vision before coming in for your eye exam? Complete your online vision screening at https://visionscreening.zeiss.com/en-GB
Thank you for talking about how vision loss can happen to even normal people. I feel like I've had a harder time reading a lot of things recently, and I can't shake the feeling that I might pay for it soon if I continue to ignore them. I'll go and ask an optometrist to help me out with this immediately so I can avoid anything from getting worse.
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Dr Valarie Jerome
Writing and sharing interesting topics affecting patients in their daily life, our practice news and the profession of optometry.