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Why it’s important to get your eyes tested regularly

As you might already know, it’s World Sight Day 2019 today, so we should all be reminded of the importance of looking after our eyes and getting them checked every two years. Good vision is one of those things that people take for granted until they start losing it, so it’s important to look after your eyes just as much as any other part of your body.

Opticians can detect and treat problems before they start causing detrimental effects.

It’s easy to neglect your eyes because often physical symptoms aren’t enough to detect a problem with your eyes without an optician’s analysis. Eye tests are especially important for those who do a lot of reading or concentration work, whether this be studying or a job that requires lots of time spent on the computer. 

However, eye tests don’t just tell you if you need glasses or a new prescription, they can also inform you of early signs of eye conditions that you may not be aware of, many of which can be treated if found early enough.

What can I do to look after my eyes?

Avoid smoking or drinking too much alcohol. This is a general rule of thumb to protect you from most health problems, however, it also applies to eye health. Smoking and heavy alcohol consumption can make you much more susceptible to developing age-related macular degeneration, therefore it’s important to stop bad habits at a young age to prevent problems in the future. 

Exposure to sunlight is, as we all know, not good for your eyes. It’s important to protect your eyes from ultraviolet light by wearing sunglasses on bright, sunny days when your eyes are more vulnerable. Feel Good contacts offer a wide range of sunglasses, eye care treatment drops and contacts on their website, which you can get 5% off with Youth Discount.

Caring for your eyes post-appointment.

If you are already wearing glasses or have discovered you need a prescription, it’s important to know the right aftercare for glasses and contact lenses once your appointment is over. Lenstore offer comprehensive vision care advice for their customers as well as free appointments at over 390 stores. You can get 12% off from Lenstore with Youth Discount.

You can get upto 20% off a range of optical brands at Youth Discount, head to the site to find out more.

Youth Discount is for all students, apprentices and 16–26 year olds!

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