Reasons To See An Optometrist

Read our latest article on why you need to see a professional optometrist! 

But also, what if there was more to it than just the appointment? What if your optometrist found something wrong with your eyes and recommended a treatment plan? Are you interested in learning more about that? In this blog post, we'll discuss some of the benefits of regularly seeing an optometrist and why checking your eyes is essential even if you think your vision is perfect. 


Here at Goldsmith & Harvey, we have provided Bristol with Optometrists for several years; over this time, we have helped thousands of patients get the best eyecare available; if you are interested in making an appointment, be sure to reach out to our team today. We are always happy to help you in any way we can. 



Your Vision May Not Be As Good As You Think 

Just because you visited an Optometrist in previous years and got told your vision was 20/20, this does not mean it is still the case now; with progressive eye problems, you may not notice a difference in your vision for a couple of years, whereas a professional would be able to see the beginning of any issues. Your vision may not be as transparent and sharp as you think. 


Having regular consultations with an Optometrist allows for conditions such as farsightedness to be confirmed sooner rather than later; if you do not have problems such as this found as soon as possible, it can lead to worse problems in the future. 



Are You Aware Of Eye Diseases?

There may come a time when you need to see an Optometrists for a specific reason, sometimes this can be an issue with your vision, or you are struggling to focus your vision; as you get older, it can become an issue if you do not have these things looked at by a specialist. If you start to feel or see any deterioration in your eyes, it can be a disease that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. 


You may find yourself diagnosed with diseases such as Glaucoma and, worst-case scenario, eye cancers; this is why it is so essential you visit an Optometrist as soon as possible when your eyes start to give you any problems. The quicker you have seen, the more chance you have of finding a treatment course that will provide a positive outcome. 



Routine Follow-up Appointments Provide Peace Of Mind

If you have had any form of eye treatment or surgery, you will want to have an appointment with your Optometrist to confirm everything went well and worked; this is more important after eye surgery. Follow-up appointments can pick up any issues post-op that you may have.


Even once you have recovered from any treatment you may have had, visiting your local optometrist can make all the difference in case of recurrence.  One of the most common reasons you would need to book continuous appointments is once you have had LASIK surgery, this is because your lens can change, providing difficulty in focusing.


Generally, you will be told how often you need to visit your local Optometrist after any surgery, but we recommend keeping up with routine appointments as well; this allows you to be sure your eye health is taken care of. 



Help Your Child With Their Vision

One of the most important times to visit an optometrist is when you are a child, this is important for parents to organise. However, your vision is still developing when you are young, so it requires attention to ensure everything works. Taking your child to an Optometrist when you can is essential; it will highlight any potential issues as soon as possible.


When your child is still young, they are in their developmental stage; this means they may develop peculiarities or rarities at this point; more often than not, these can be treated quickly, but only if you visit an Optometrist.


Another reason to visit an Optometrist with your children is that they are non-invasive unless further tests are required; it also prepares your child for future appointments; your eyes are essential throughout your entire life, but mainly as a child and when you are elderly.



Contact Goldsmith & Harvey For An Appointment Today 

If you’re overdue for a check-up or haven’t had an eye exam, it might be time to make an appointment with your optometrist. Contact Goldsmith & Harvey today, and we would be happy to help set you up with a consultation!


Our optometrists can help keep your eyes healthy and offer advice on the best corrective lenses for your needs. So don’t wait – give us a call today! You do not want to risk the health of your eyes by not making an appointment; even if you have 20/20 vision, we would always recommend seeing a specialist now and again.


Make an appointment today! Let our team of Optometrists ensure that your vision is as straightforward as possible; our goal is to provide the best opticians possible in Bristol. 


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