Our eyesight is often something we take for granted – until there’s something wrong with it.
Dry eyes, headaches and blurred vision are just some of the symptoms of an eye problem, according to experts.
Here, Dr Jørn Slot Jørgensen, of the Laser Eye Clinic London, and Evelyn Mensah, a consultant ophthalmologist and eye surgeon at Central Middlesex Hospital, share their tips on the ways you could be unwittingly putting yourself at risk.
Dry eyes, headaches and kingslot96 blurred vision are just some of the symptoms of an eye problem, according to experts
Skipping eye tests
People should undergo an eye test test every two years, or more often if their optometrist recommends it.
Dr Jørgensen said: ‘Failing to schedule regular eye tests can result in undiagnosed eye conditions.
‘Conditions like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration often develop without noticeable symptoms in their early stages.
‘Early detection through eye tests is crucial for effective treatment and vision preservation.’
Routine eye tests can also pick up early signs of underlying systemic health conditions, such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Prolonged screen time
The widespread use of digital devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones has led to extended periods of screen time for both work and leisure.