Having an eye examination does not necessarily mean it is because you need glasses.
Keeping up to date with eye examinations can detect eye health concerns that if detected early can be successfully treated, therefore, eye examinations are important for checking the quality of your vision and the health of your eyes.
The Optometrist is also able to detect other medical conditions related to your general health e.g., high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes to name a few.
It is recommended that most adults should get their eyes tested every two years and under 16s every 12 months, unless advised by an Optometrist to have them tested more frequently.
An eye exam takes about 30 minutes and once completed if you need glasses our friendly team will assist you in choosing the right frame and lenses.
At Direct Vision Opticians we offer free NHS funded eye exams to those who qualify. We also offer free glasses with single vision lenses or bifocal lenses (varifocals available as an upgrade option) for those that qualify for an NHS optical voucher.