Eye prescriptions "should be checked regularly"

Eye prescriptions "should be checked regularly"

Eye prescriptions need to be checked on a regular basis to ensure people are not "missing out" on the best possible eyecare, one expert has commented.

According to Keith Tempany, an independent contact lens specialist, eye check-ups can help to identify a range of problems and give people peace of mind that their vision is in good working order.

He explained that eyecare professionals can not only identify problems with people"s vision, but underlying issues which first manifest themselves in the optical area.

"If prescriptions aren"t checked regularly people are missing out on that advice and opening themselves up to infections and problems," added Mr Tempany, who was also named Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year in the 2010 Optician Awards.

It comes after David Cartwright, director of professional services for Boots Opticians, said there are many very serious conditions which can be identified through having an eye test, ranging from glaucoma to cataracts.

by Martin Burns

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