Did you know that 50 per cent of vision loss is preventable with regular eye tests and eighty per cent of blindness is preventable with early detection?
For this reason, we implore young and old to have their eyes checked by an eye care professional on a regular basis.
A comprehensive eye examination will not only determine if you need spectacles but also the presence of eye disease. Common eye diseases such as glaucoma have no early warning signs and can result in irreversible sight loss if not caught in time. Cataracts, macular degeneration and melanomas are prevalent in South Africa due to the high ultra-violet light exposure.
Your optometrist will be able to advise you on protective eyewear and eyecare tips.
Your general health can also influence your eyesight, and conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol can cause damage to the eye. At Rosewall-McCarthy Optometrists, they take a photo of the back of the eye and examine it under high magnification to check for all these conditions.
Get your little ones checked as well, poor eyesight or a lazy eye can affect your child’s learning and sporting performance and, in some cases, rare juvenile eye diseases are detected. Start with check-ups on little-ones from age two and up.In the spirit of Eye Care Awareness Month, Rosewall-McCarthy Optometrists are offering comprehensive eye examinations to five underprivileged people.