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How often should you have a sight test?
October 9, 2013
7:39 pm
Melanie Banks

Does anyone know how often you are supposed to get your eyes tested? I only had mine done about 8 months ago and bought new glasses but recently I;ve been getting quite bad headaches, especially when watching TV and working on my computer. I usually go around every 3 years but someone told me that I should get them tested every year! I;m sure this can't be right. I'm only 23 year old and i don't even have a strong prescription.

October 18, 2013
8:42 pm

I'm not sure if this applies to everyone but my optician usually calls me to remind mine is due about every 2 years. I'm 25 years old and only wear glasses when I drive. My prescription hasn't changed in 4 years but I still go every 2 years just to make sure my sight is OK.

October 30, 2013
6:33 pm

Your eye sight can change at any time, due to a number of reasons. I recently had my eyes tested at Boots opticians and they sold me new glasses but soon after i went through a very stressful period of my life. Very quickly this caused my eye sight to change, according to my optician. it can be linked to your general health and stress levels apparently.

March 1, 2014
9:47 am

Is It true that if you're over 40 you need to get your eyes examined every year? I'm not too sure if this is true or if my optician is trying to rake in more money.

October 10, 2014
7:39 am
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August 9, 2014

The person who said was true. We need to take more care about eyes, so we should go for eye test once in a year. Based upon the test you can take the decision whether you can change the glasses or not.

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