Why should I bother to go to my optometrist when I can simply pick up an inexpensive pair of readers at the store?
Some people do have good luck with cheap reading glasses. However, you need to visit your optometrist regularly for two reasons:
Regular eye exams are the only way to catch “silent” diseases, like glaucoma, in their early stages, so they can be treated before permanent vision loss occurs.
One-size-fits-all reading glasses don’t work well for people who have astigmatism, a different prescription in each eye, or eyes that are closer together or farther apart than “average.” In such cases, pre-made “readers” can cause eye strain and headaches.
Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.
For more information and to book and eye examination please contact us:
McKenna & Scott Pinelands
Tel: 021 531 1953