Posted on 24th April 2020 at 13:37
As the principal Optometrist at Humphriss and Burgess, I have had to stop conducting any routine eye examinations and have only been working remotely providing essential eye care during this crisis. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how my patients, new and old, are coping, and how on earth things are going to be in the vision world, once things begin to go back to ‘normal’.
Why are eye tests so important?
Good vision and healthy eyes help you perform well, at home, at work, whilst driving, and in Lockdown. The changing digital world has put a greater demand on our eyes.
It is recommended that healthy eyes are checked by an Optometrist every 2 years (more often for children, or adults in certain instances, for example, if they have a family history of Glaucoma or are Diabetic, to name a few).
This is the absolute best way to protect your eyes.
But of course, during this time, this isn’t possible. Its probably one of the last things on your mind, and may not even be a top priority once things start to resemble normality.
So what can you do to maintain your eye health?