One of the most important parts of the body, that many of us often take for granted until it is too late, are our eyes. How many of us regularly go for an eye test unless it is something that is scheduled in by your consultant or doctor due to having a pre-diagnosed condition? In fact unless you have a predisposition to eye problems or you are having problems with your sight, many of us would not think twice about an eye test being a regular part of a medical check-up.
Having an eye test at least once every two years should be part of everyone’s health care routine. Many causes of sight loss are preventable if they are caught early. Regular eye tests are the best way to do this. Did you know that an eye exam can be the first clue to detecting diabetes and other hidden health concerns? Finding health issues early can give patients a better chance at preventing damage through early treatment and management.
There are several types of eye-care professionals which can make it confusing when knowing who to visit. An ophthalmologist is a fully trained medical doctor who specialises in the eye. An optometrist is a healthcare professionals who provides primary vision care ranging from sight testing and correction to the diagnosis and treatment. An optician is a technician trained to design, verify and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, contact lenses, and other devices to correct eyesight. As part of the ophthalmic team at Prana Medicare we have trained Ophthalmologists and Optometrists ready to diagnose, treat and monitor a range of eye conditions in friendly and calm surroundings.
Being told you have an eye condition can be an anxious time. Often a feeling of the unknown and what could happen leads to feelings of concern and uncertainty about the future. When diagnosed with a condition it is important to feel reassured which is why our team make it their number one priority to be clear and precise about the nature of any diagnosis they make, taking the time to explain what it means for you and what will happen in the future.
Our ophthalmologists have many years of experience in diagnosing, treating and monitoring all kinds of eye conditions. We offer extensive eye check-ups by trained specialists. If we are unable to offer you a particular examination on site that we think you may need, then we will refer you on to a specialist eye unit at one of the major London hospitals.