The Spectator


30 Jun 2023

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An annual eye examination not only ensures that we see clearly but also helps to detect eye and health conditions early, in both children and adults.

Good vision helps children succeed in school. There is an increasing number of children developing short-sightedness (Myopia) at an early age.  Early detection and myopia control measures will ensure a slow progression of the myopia and reduce your child’s risk of serious eye problems later in life. A yearly eye examination will ensure your child sees clearly and comfortably, from reading in the classroom, to sports and other activities. 

They say that the eyes are “the windows to our souls”. In fact, they are the “windows to our health”, as many people first learn that they have an underlying health condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even cancer from a routine eye examination.

Following a comprehensive eye examination, the Optometrist will be able to evaluate your vision and the health of your eyes. Specialised scans like the Optomap and the OCT assist us in identifying sight threatening abnormalities that need medical attention.

 In this way, early signs of several eye conditions may be detected, like dry eyes, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Macular Degeneration and any retinal changes due to other systemic diseases.

Options for correcting short or long sightedness, astigmatism, photophobia and presbyopia (the need for readers) includes but not limited to, spectacles, prescribed sunglasses, contact Lenses, ortho K and refractive surgery.

 Trevor Pillay Optometrist Eye Place Towcester

BOptom(Hons) UDW SA, MCoptom UK