It is natural that our eyesight will begin to deteriorate as we age and get older. This form of deterioration is to be expected as the structure of our eyes degrade which in turn has a negative effect on our vision.
What is more serious is the presence of abnormal defects which can be symptomatic of much more serious issues. It is for this reason that your eyes should be checked regularly, ensuring that you are able to maintain healthy vision for as long as possible.
As qualified opticians, our team have the ability to carry out a range of eye tests and examinations for those local to Berkhamsted, all of which can help with the assessment of your eyesight as well as identify the presence of other health conditions.
Diagnosing the Need for Prescription Lenses
If you have noticed that you struggle to see in the same manner that you always have done, it might be the case that you need to be assessed for the prescription of corrective lenses.
There are a range of eyesight deficiencies that prescription lenses can correct, including short-sightedness and long-sightedness which could mean that you have difficulty with reading the text in books or focussing on objects in the distance.
A simple eye test will tell you whether you could benefit from a new pair of prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Diagnosing the Presence of Disease
There are several common diseases which can negatively affect our eyesight. These include;
- Diabetes which can cause blurred vision, partial loss or the complete loss of eyesight.
- Glaucoma which is a build-up of fluid in the eye ball, causing excessive pressure and affecting vision if left undiagnosed and treated.
- Macular Degeneration which is damage to the eye caused due to prolonged exposure to UV light.
The benefit of an advanced eye examination is that the presence of these diseases can quickly and effectively be identified, giving you the ability to commence treatment for them before they become even more serious.
Regularly undergoing an eye examination will not only protect your eyesight but will assist in the diagnosis of illness and disease far sooner than they would usually be detected.
What Does Advanced Eye Testing Involve?
There is a range of technology and procedures which can now be used to quickly and accurately provide a total assessment of the health of both your eyes and your eyesight. All of these techniques are non-invasive and pain free, providing you with a set of comprehensive results during your assessment.
The techniques used include a range of retinal imaging capabilities, essentially taking very high-resolution images of your eyes, which are then studied for defects and anomalies. More information can be obtained by visiting our advanced eye examination page.
David Paul Opticians: Providing Advanced Eye Examinations in Berkhamsted
We possess a suite of advanced testing and screening hardware at our optician’s clinic, providing you with a range of options which will assist in giving you a complete overview of both the health of your eyes as well as whether you are suffering from any own known related conditions.
To book your eye examination, provide us with your details on our contact page or speak to a member of our team by calling us on 01442 879 303. Alternatively, you can visit us at our premises which is located at 236 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1AG.