The eye is a highly complex organ of the body. Eyes are actively working from the moment you open them in the morning up until you close them at night, relaying hundreds of thousands of messages to the brain throughout the day.
It is easy to neglect your eyes because they rarely hurt when there is a problem. Having an eye test won’t only tell you if you need new glasses or a change of prescription, it is also an important eye health check. An eye test can spot many general health problems and early signs of eye conditions before there are any symptoms, many of which can be treated if found early enough.
Some sight-threatening conditions such as glaucoma have no symptoms and could cause some sight loss before a difference is noticed. Around 50 per cent of sight loss is preventable if detected early enough.