Every 65 minutes an Australian loses part or all of their vision^ and a staggering 42%* of people wait until their eyes deteriorate before having their vision and eye health examined. While many of us recognise the need for preventative dental and general health check-ups, we’re generally less aware of the importance of regular preventative eye examinations. It’s human nature to leave seeing an Optometrist until you notice your vision deteriorating. The truth is, many of the most serious eye diseases develop gradually, often without noticeable signs in their early stages.
In a recent Australian study, over 50% of participants found to have an eye condition did not know they had one prior to taking part. Whether you notice a change in your vision or not – the fact is you need an expert Optometrist to see the real picture.
^ Ranzco Eye Foundation *ProVision Consumer Study, 2016 #NEHS 2016