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Look after your eyes!

DSC_0324 I don’t know about you but I consider looking after my eyes as being just as important as keeping on top of my dental appointments.  Having worked on computers all of my working life I have always made it a priority to get my eyesight checked every 12-18 months because I want to make sure that should a problem develop, it can be caught early enough to keep any potential damage to a minimum.

I first took Curly to have his eyesight checked at the opticians when he was 4 years old, I’d had my suspicions for a little while that all was not well with his eyes.  When reading books together he would often hold one eye shut with his hand so I would ask “why are you doing that?” and he would respond “it’s easier to see it like this”.  What I didn’t expect when I took him to have his eyes tested was that his eyesight was actually worse than a 50 year olds.  Since that first eyesight test we have made it our priority to get his eyesight checked every 6-12 months on the opticians recommendation and I am pleased to say that over the last 7 years his eyesight has slowly improved thanks to wearing the correct glasses for his eyes.  For Curly I guess the writing was on the cards since both his Mum and Dad have to wear glasses, inevitably he would too.

Hubby finds his eyes are at their worst when he has spent a full day at the computer or driving home from work in the winter, he says the headlights on the cars approaching look ‘twinkly’ but again, thanks to regular checkups and wearing the correct lenses his eyes have improved slightly too.  I also think he looks quite dishy in his glasses so there is an added bonus for me too!!

Sometimes the hardest part about keeping on top of eye appointments is actually taking the time to make the appointment, Hubby and I rarely head into the City centre and we are both pretty rubbish at making phone calls but thanks to the wonders of modern technology we can arrange our appointment online.  At Optical Express online optician you can enter all of your details into a form and request that the opticians call you back at an allotted time to make the appointment.  What could be easier than that?

Now when was the last time you had your eyesight checked?

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  1. MumtoC
    October 19, 2012 / 8:25 pm

    Brilliant post! I agree as I’ve been wearing contact lenses for the last (cough cough) years and glasses for even longer 😉 . . . I took C for his first eye sight test earlier this year and was pleased to be told everything was fine. I think it easy for us parents to be eager to take our tiddlers to the dentist – but easily forget that your eyes are as equally important as your teeth.

    • mummymatters
      October 25, 2012 / 12:12 pm

      Thank you, very pleased to hear that C got a clean bill of health too 🙂

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