Your “Routine” Examination Should Be Anything But Routine

Twice as many people are afraid of going blind as are afraid of premature death or heart disease¹.

Yet far too many people compromise on their vision care, substantially increasing the risk not only of significant vision loss, but potential failure to detect life-threatening diseases.

Your Canon Street optometrist is a fully-qualified medical professional who should be an integral part of your health care team, alongside your GP, dentist, and any other specialist medical advisors you may use to safeguard your health. When performed correctly, by a fully-qualified optometrist, and sufficient time is allowed, your eye examination not only determines the need for vision correction, but is also a check for a range of diseases and other health issues that can be detected through your eyes.

OCT scans are now included in comprehensive eye examinations (age 50 and over) and post-cataract eye examinations. This is a 3D scan of your eye structures in 10 minutes, completely painless and non-invasive! It’s the gold standard for early detection of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.

There are many cases of patients having their lives saved by an optometrist detecting a major disease, such as cancer, during a “routine” eye examination.

Regularly monitoring the health of your eyes is one of the most important aspects of your health care at any age.

For the sake of your health, please make an appointment as soon as you receive your reminder!

¹. GfK Group, 2002. Survey included 4,352 people (2,020 males and 2,332 females) in seven countries including Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


Clare Coventry

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