With your eyes being one of the most sensitive parts of the body it is important that they receive the correct attention and care. Naturally as we get older our eyesight is prone to change so regular eye tests can be the solution to take care of it while at the same time detecting other related health issues that may need immediate attention. Eye care is also of great importance to the younger generation with most of the learning process taking place up to the age of twelve being visually based, so any eye problems are sure to affect their studies and possibly for the rest of their life. You may want to have your children's eyes tested if they show certain signs in their behaviour of needing visual aid, such as sitting too close to the television, rubbing their eyes repeatedly or regularly complaining about headaches. When children enter their teens and become more fashion conscious they may hesitate to wear ordinary glasses, this is where a qualified optician can step in and help them find the best eye care solution in the form of contact lenses or trendy glasses.

The maintenance of healthy eyesight is of course just as important for adults, it is recommended that between the ages of 16 and 60 an eye test should be given every two years as our bodies are constantly changing by continually growing and replacing cells. With the changes that happen in a woman’s body during pregnancy can particularly cause to the eyes too. Quite a common problem within adults is a condition called Presbyopia which is caused by the loss of flexibility in the eye lens; this can be solved by simply wearing the correct reading or vary-focal glasses. Another common condition is dry eye, this is where insufficient tears are produced to lubricate the eye and can be treated with medicines prescribed by an eye expert.

If you are worried that you have a problem with your eyesight then you can easily conduct a do it yourself test with the help of a friend before making an appointment with a specialist; all you have to do is place a chair ten feet away from a wall, place the eye test chart on the wall at eye-level and sit down. Now get your friend to cover one eye with their hand until the letters are too difficult to read, then note down which is the smallest line visible to this eye and repeat with the other eye covered. For an adult the average amount of lines that should be seen are 20/20.

Whoever you are it is of extreme importance that everybody is able to receive the correct and specialist treatment of a professional, which is why the NHS have introduced a free home eye test where an optician actually comes out to your home to conduct it. It is just as important that those who find extreme difficult in getting out to the high street or local hospital are provided with the same medical care as everyone else; the team at On Call Opticians recognise the needs of each and every one of us offering their expert services within your home environment. They provide competent and friendly assistance that can be tailored to your current situation and specific requirements free of charge, this unbeatable service can be arranged with great ease anywhere in the country. If you feel that you are in need of this convenient and necessary local service just give them a call or e-mail to arrange a time that best suits you, for more information visit www.oncallopticians.co.uk today.

On Call Opticians offer home eye test allowing people who are unable to make it out to the opticians have the same high standard eye test in the comfort of their own home.

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