Wednesday, 10 June 2015

It's all in the Eyes!

Just like going to the dentist, getting your eyes tested is really important. I know that, you know that but it is one 'thing' that I always put off.  Infact I haven't been for over five years oops and it isn't as though the television advertisements are not a constant reminder.

I am short-sighted or what is referred to as mild myopia, which is not too severe but enough that I need to wear glasses when watching the TV, driving, reading a book/Kindle and sitting at a computer.  I went through a phase of wearing daily contact lenses, but a very drunken night out led to my forgetting I had them in and it was painful to remove them and my vanity was shoved to one side and I was back wearing glasses, not something I like wearing, but they are must.

So I need to go and have my eyes tested again to see if there has been any improvement or to see if I need new glasses and where I live there are not many easy accessible places to get to despite living on a high street.  Do I choose one of two independent optometrists or something more recognised like Optical Express?  I did use Boots for a time but my local store moved their resources to a new bigger store.  So for me it is more about finding somewhere new that I am comfortable with, a bit like going to the hairdressers, when my regular stylist who had been doing my hair for over ten years left, I suddenly didn't want to go to that salon anymore, even though everyone in there knew me and were very friendly.

I know I am going to have to go and have my eye tested, I need new glasses, my current ones (Silhouette Rimless) are in need of refreshing and there is now so much more choice than there was and even apps you can use on some online sites to upload your photo and choose your frames, something I have spent hours doing and here is my shortlist:



However I do need to get my eyes tested first before I can buy glasses!

How often do you have your eyes tested? Is it a regular appointment or are you like me and go infrequently?

23 comments:

  1. I know you're *supposed* to have your eyes tested every two years, but I also know it has been longer than that since mine were done! I love those top two frames, just my style!

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  2. I always get my eyes tested regularly nowadays. I use to get bad headaches as I didn't realised I needed glasses until I was 16 so now I make sure me and my children all get very regular check ups.

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  3. I always have my eyes tested every two years. I am very short sighted and it is important to me to get checked regularly

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  4. Oooh I love that top pair! So gorgeous! I have mine tested every 2 years and they usually get worse everytime I go. An excuse for new specs though so can't complain! I always go to Boots, love their range x

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  5. I go regularly, but I'm wondering if I've fallen out of the reminder system at the opticians as I can't remember when I last went and I know they have changed hands.

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  6. I had my eyes lasered 2 years ago and still go for annual; eye tests.

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  7. I seem to go far too often as I am getting older and my eyesight is getting worse and worse (horrible!)

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  8. I only test my eyes if I go to repair my glasses or buy a new one.

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  9. I haven't had an eye test in years - i really should get one booked in though x

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  10. I love the last pair. though go for eye laser when i go for eye tests...i need to go for the test regularly. thanks for the article...

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  11. I wear contact lenses so have appointments every year or two as part of that. Just bought some glasses too that I'm loving wearing.

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  12. I need to get my eyes tested again soon, it's been a while.

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  13. I really need my eyes tested, mine were last done about 4 years ago and I have noticed that my eyes are getting worse lately x

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  14. Ooh these are lovely glasses. Seem to take more of an interest in them these days! Need them for using my pooter and reading so getting the old goggles checked every 3 years now :)

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  15. I wear glasses as well as contacts. choosing glasses is so hard though!

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  16. I get my eyes tested every 2 years and the kids get theirs done every year. I'd be lost without my glasses!

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  17. My kids had their eyes tested last weekend and my son will get his first pair of glasses next week. He is looking forward to being able to see the blackboard more easily x

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  18. I haven't had my eyes tested in ages but really ought to.

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  19. i need to have my eyes tested, havent had mine done for years

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  20. I really need to get my eyes tested again, I'm just putting it off! xx

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  21. I just had them tested last week. But must confess, am not very regular.

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  22. My eyesight is terrible and I am supposed to wear glasses all of the time, although my vanity does get the better of me. I do try to get my eyesight checked at least every 2 years though.

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