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Looking after your eyes

It’s always best to deal with issues sooner rather than later. This is certainly true when it comes to taking care of your eyesight. Here are a few simple steps you can take to make sure your eyes remain healthy.

Regular eye tests

Unless your optician recommends more frequent eye examinations, we recommend that you should have your eyes tested every two years. This is whether you have a prescription or not. During your eye test at Scrivens, our Optician will not only check how well you’re seeing, but will assess the health of your eyes; looking to spot any potential problems or eye conditions before they occur.

If you have any concerns before your eye test, just speak to our branch staff. They’ll be happy to put your mind at ease. For more information on common eye complaints, click through to our eye conditions page.

Protection from the sun

Did you know that, just like your skin, your eyes can be damaged by ultra violet (UV) light?

This is why you need protection when you’re out in bright sunlight – it’s not just about choosing cool shades to look good in. We have a range of sunglasses that offer full protection from UVA and UVB light, and can be made to suit your prescription too. Or, if you prefer, you can choose any of our standard glasses frames and have the lenses tinted, or opt for protection through transitions lenses that react to UV light. The choice is yours.

Family history

When there’s a family history of certain eye conditions the best precaution is to have regular check-ups, especially as you get older. Spotting the signs of an eye condition early can lead to an early referral for treatment, extending the quality of your sight for as long as possible. To find out more about typical eye complaints, and the signs to look out for, visit our page on eye conditions.