No 1 cause of preventable blindness? Not having an regular eye exam.
If you can see clearly, nothing is wrong. Right?
Did you know many of the most serious eye diseases develop gradually, often without noticeable signs in their early stages?
Don’t wait until it’s too late
Every 65 minutes an Australian loses part or all of their vision^ and a staggering 42%* of people wait until their eyes deteriorate before having their vision and eye health examined. While many of us recognise the need for preventative dental and general health check-ups, we’re generally less aware of the importance of regular preventative eye examinations. It’s human nature to leave seeing an Optometrist until you notice your vision deteriorating. The truth is, many of the most serious eye diseases develop gradually, often without noticeable signs in their early stages. Very occasionally, ocular signs may be the first signs of systemic conditions. Over the years we have seen many examples of this, with diabetes, brain tumours, inflammatory conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Multiple sclerosis, and stroke having been diagnosed after an eye examination.
In a recent Australian study, over 50% of participants found to have an eye condition did not know they had one prior to taking part#. The best safeguard against preventable vision loss is a
regular comprehensive eye examination. Whether you notice a change in your vision or not – the fact is you need an expert Optometrist to see the real picture.
Time for an eye examination?
We’re passionate about helping you and your family enjoy a lifetime of healthy, clear vision. So we urge you to ensure your whole family have an eye examination with us at least every 2 years and every 12 months once over 65.
What can you expect from a thorough eye exam with us?
At Sanctuary Lakes Eyecare and Point Cook Eyecare, we take the time to understand you and tailor all solutions to your unique vision, eye health and lifestyle needs. That’s why we not only evaluate the sharpness of your vision, we examine the internal and external health of your eyes at length to check for signs of eye disease, UV damage and other general health conditions.
We won’t compromise on your eyecare and we believe neither should you.
A regular eye test could save your sight
Book an appointment now.
^ Ranzco Eye Foundation *ProVision Consumer Study, 2016 #NEHS 2016Back...