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  • Aberdeen Vision Therapy Centre

    Aberdeen Vision Therapy Centre, Jenson & Ledingham, 23 Belmont St, Aberdeen AB10 1JS01224 643557

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    • What sort of eye test do I need?

    • Eye test needs are different at different ages...

      See how different ages have different demands on their visual system and therefore eye test needs.

      At Shaylers Vision Centre, we do not use the "one size fits all" approach but treat each patient as an individual with different needs and therefore tailor their eye test and vision examination to assess their specific problems and provide a range of possible options to provide them with lifelong visual efficiency and improved quality of life

        when why who how
      Baby babies can have an eye test by optometrists as young as 6 months conditions such as squint, lazy eye and long sightedness as well as some health conditions need to be identiified early to reduce the risks of poor vision for life this is especially important for premature or low birth weight babies or with a family history of squint or lazy eye simple "light" instruments allow the optometrist to see if the eyes are straight and estimate the potential need for spectacles
      Toddler  age 1-4 some children at this age may develop a squint or lazy eye early treatment gives a greater chance of improved vision for life with an eye test,vision can be assessed with picture recognition charts and we can assess 3D and colour vision
      Starting school  4-11 80% of learning comes through the eyes. Poor vision affects education all children should undergo regular eye checks. 1 in 4 children have a visual problem affecting their learning ability at this age more sophisticated eye tests developed at Shaylers Vision Centre can be used to identify potential visual problems
      Changing schools  11-18 Myopia, "shortsight", typically develops around puberty. Around 1 in 10 children require specs to remedy this problem all children should undergo regular eye checks. 1 in 4 children have a visual problem affecting their learning ability Shaylers Vision Centre is a world leaders in offering specialist eye tests to identify and treat visual processing problems in children with learning difficulties such as dyslexia
      School leaver  18-21 last chance for a "Free" NHS eye test. Check the eyes are suitable for future occupation some occupations have specific visual needs, your optometrist can guide you in this area If for example you want to join the police you need normal stereo and colour vision. When requested these additional eye tests can be carried out
      Employed  21-65 Some workers can be at risk of eye damage, needing to wear protective specs. Others may develop eyestrain working on VDUs We only get 1 pair of eyes and we need to look after them. Your optometrist can advise how your job may affect your eyes Depending on your occupation, some additional eye tests may be necessary to provide you with appropriate guidance or spectacles
      Presbyopia  >40 During life, the lens in the eye becomes harder and less flexible reducing our ability to see close to. Over 40, our ability to focus close in reduces to the level that we start to need reading glasses this conditions starts to affect everyone between 40 -50 and the reading focus continues to become more limiting as we get older At The Vision Centres, we have developed additional eye tests to examine the limits of your focusing ability and identify the best lenses such as varifocal, bifocals, etc, for an individuals specific life style
      Retirement  >60 leaving our work environment, your visual demands may be different, more time for golf, walking, fishing, visually demanding hobbies, etc   discussing your personal needs with the optometrist and dispenser allows us to tailor design your specs for maximum enjoyment and visual performance
      Seniors  >65 as people grow older, their risk of a fall increase with 30% over 65 and 50% over 80 likely to have a fall each year Falls risk increases with conditions such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, depression, stroke etc At The Vision Centres, we specialise in the visual factors associated with falls risk, and can offer advice or treatment to reduce your risks
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