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Are you and your kids having regular eye examinations?

Wouldn’t it be easier if there were 25 hours in the day? Or even 26? When you’ve got a To Do list that only seems to get longer, it’s easy to put off getting your eyes tested. But whether you’ve always had 20/20 vision or you rely on glasses or contact lenses, it’s important to make the time for a regular check-up – even if you don’t think there’s a problem.

Adults should have a sight test at least every two years, and if you spend all day in front of a computer, it’s best to see your optician more frequently, while contact lens wearers must get their eyes checked every year.

If it still seems like one more thing to cram into a busy schedule, remember that an eye examination is a health check of your eyes and can lead to diagnosis of more serious health problems with no obvious symptoms. As well as checking your vision, the test can pick up signs of diabetes, high blood pressure and eye diseases such as glaucoma to conditions like multiple sclerosis and even brain tumours.

And if you have children, an eye test can even make a difference to their school work, as kids who have trouble seeing will often struggle in lessons. But as they don’t always realise there’s a problem, they won’t necessarily complain.

So spare five minutes to make an appointment with us and it’ll soon be one thing you can cross off that list. After all, you only have one set of eyes.