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Key Questions to ask an Optometrist

Updated: Feb 20

As with most medical conditions, the earlier that you can identify eye-related issues and treat them, the better it will be for your health and wellbeing. We’ve identified a few common vision issues that usually arise in chairside discussions during your eye exam:

  • How do I know I need an eye exam? Sometimes, you may notice tell-tale signs that it is time to have your eyes examined. If you have been experiencing headaches, blurry vision, lack of concentration reading or sore/red eyes, we advise that you book an appointment at HineSight!

For normal eyes , (eyes with no diagnosed disease), we recommend a full, comprehensive eye examination for everyone at least once every 2 years. Starting from the age of 2 years. Even if you haven’t noticed any difference in your vision, it’s vital to continue having regular eye tests because some early eye changes go unnoticed.

  • What is Presbyopia? As you would expect, our eyesight grows weaker with age and if we have normal vision, by 45, a natural physiological process called Presbyopia occurs. This age-related deterioration at close range is unavoidable and in most cases, a correctly prescribed pair of glasses or multifocal contact lenses can restore our near visual comfort and clarity.

Over the next 30 years, Presbyopia has a cumulative hardening effect on our eye’s internal crystalline lens and our reading glasses need regular updates to keep pace.

  • Eye Disease and Ageing Apart from changes to our vision, increasing age is also a prime risk factor for developing eye disease, some of which is sight threatening. There is no way to tell if you have an internal eye disease that may threaten your eyesight just by looking in the mirror. Early detection of changes, correct diagnosis and treatment is the key to preserving our vision into old age.

Here at Hinesight, our Optometrist uses a range of advanced instruments and technology to thoroughly examine your eye health and determine if there are any issues; big or small, urgent or not. Because you are an individual, it is important to learn more about how to care for your eyes and their likely issues in the present and future adds value to your eye examination visit.

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