A regular eye examination is important and should be part of everyone’s regular health routine.

An eye examination is performed by an optometrist and usually takes about 20 minutes to half an hour. Sometimes it can take longer if you require extra tests, but this is to make sure that your sight is as good as possible and that there are no problems.

You may think of this as just an eye test, but it’s more than that. Your optometrist is able to check the health status of your eyes and also general health issues during an eye examination, as well as providing expert advice.

If you are over 40 years old or at particular risk of developing eye conditions, for example, glaucoma, your optometrist will recommend how regularly you need to have an examination. If you have any problems with your eyes or notice any change in sight, you should contact your optometrist as soon as possible.

Don’t forget to bring your glasses or contact lenses when you attend an eye examination. Your vision will be measured both with and without glasses or lenses to check for any problems with your eyesight.