Look after your eyes, you only get one pair!
This is good advice to heed. Everyone - young and old - should have regular eye checkups to detect any problems.
It is natural for eyes to change over the years and become affected by various disorders which an optician can quickly and easily detect.
So it is important that signs of potentially serious conditions are recognised and if necessary given immediate medical attention.
COMMON EYE PROBLEMS
TREATMENT AT HOME
MINOR EYE PROBLEMS CAN BE PREVENTED BY
If you fall into one of the following groups, then you may qualify to receive free NHS tests: if you have a low income; if you or your partner get income support or family credit; if you are under 16 or under 19 and in full time education; if you are partially sighted or registered blind; if you are diagnosed diabetic or suffering from glaucoma or you are over 40 and have a brother, sister or child diagnosed with glaucoma.
Whether you do or don't qualify for free tests is not really the issue. The real question is: Do you really want to take unnecessary risks with one the greatest gifts you possess? - Your eyes!
See this NHS.uk page to find local opticians.
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It's fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.
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