Undergoing an eye test is a great way of identifying eye problems and can enable the early treatment of them, according to one vision expert.
Dr Anna Kwartz, from the College of Optometrists, said that eye problems can plague many people"s lives and it is only through consulting a professional that the conditions can be detected.
If caught early, the majority of eye problems can be treated completely, or at least made more manageable, and for this reason regular tests are vital, the expert explained.
"Regular sight tests can help aid early detection and treatment. This can improve the person"s quality of life and peace of mind significantly," she added.
Dr Kwartz explained that it is also important for people to be aware of the symptoms of major eye problems so they can seek medical help immediately if they arise.
Recently, Daska Barnett, optometrist and founder of Specs of Kensington, pointed out that many people are not aware of the benefits of eye tests, as well as the fact that they are often legally entitled to free ones.
by Emily Tait