So anyone looking to get their eyes
tested can now rejoice in the news thatOptical Expressare giving out free eye tests to everyone throughout March.
Experts recommend people should get their eyes
checked every two years and as part of National Eye Health Week (24-30 September) as well as the whole month of September, Specsavers is offering a free eye tests at participating stores.
The YouGov research found that 28% of adults get their eyes
tested less than once every two years, with 9% never having their eyes tested.
Kelly Plahay, chairman of the Eyecare Trust, points out that many people are reluctant to get their eyes
checked until they notice their sight has declined - by which point, irreparable damage to the eyes, or other parts of the body, may already have occurred.
Kelly Plahay says many people are reluctant to get their eyes
checked until they notice their sight has declined
Paula Newsome, optometrist at Acusight Eye Associates in Charlotte, North Carolina, patients should get their eyes
examined on an annual basis, particularly if they are African American, because they "are more prone to glaucoma than others."