Your prescription needs to be checked on a regular basis to make sure your vision is the best it can be. Annoying headaches are often caused by slight over or under corrections of your prescription.
Computer screen use
If you spend more than 2 hours on a computer each day, you may develop a condition known as computer vision syndrome. Symptoms include headaches, blurry vision, burning/tired/dry eyes. (If you are a regular VDU user your employer is obliged to pay for your annual sight tests)
Many serious eye diseases often have no symptoms. Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes vision loss. Conditions such as macular degeneration or cataracts develop so gradually that you may not even realize your vision has decreased. Diabetic patients need to have their retina checked annually for diabetic retinopathy. Eye cancers need to be detected early and this can save your sight and in some cases your life.
Uncorrected vision problems in children often cause learning and reading difficulties or contribute to other medical problems such as dyslexia.
Eye fashion trends
The primary reason should of course be your eye health – but have you considered contact lenses or even updating your look with a new pair of spectacles or sunglasses? At Hatch End Eyecare we stock the latest catwalk trends!