Your eye test explained

What to expect from your eye test at Boots Opticians

Why should I have an eye test?

Your eyes play a vital role throughout your life, so it's important to look after them. Having an eye test looks at how clearly you can see and how healthy your eyes are.

A visit to the opticians not only helps identify potential problems with your eyesight before they develop but also provides a window to your overall health. That's because eyes can give an early indication of common health problems, like high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Checking children's eyesight is particularly important as up to 80% of what they learn is through sight.* Checking their eyes can also help prevent conditions like a lazy eye developing.

How often should I have an eye test?

Even if you can see clearly, having an eye test at least every two years is recommended for adults because eyes change over time.

Getting children's eyes checked is crucial too, especially because they're still growing. They usually get their eyes checked when they are a year old by a health visitor. It's advisable to get them checked again at about age three, then at least every two years