At home eye testing…sounds too good to be true, right? That’s because it is. Not only is at home eye testing inaccurate, you are also missing out on the benefits of a full examination where your eyes are thoroughly checked for not just glasses, but eye disease too. Conditions like Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Cataract can begin to present with no symptoms what-so-ever. Specific tests by a qualified optometrist can identify these conditions long before you feel the physical side effects associated with them.
Another thing to consider is that in Australia, once you reach 75 years of age, you will need to have an annual eye test to keep your drivers licence. This includes having a medical form filled out and signed by a qualified optometrist, something you can’t do at home yourself.
Considering most optometrist in Australia Bulkbill examinations direct to Medicare, there is no reason for you to put off having an eye test.
At The Eye Optical Studio Tweed Heads, we pride ourselves in being a practice that does not prescribe glasses that are not necessary. In fact, the longer you can go without a prescription, the better!
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Tweed Heads 0755 366 325