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General Chat Thread, Eyesight, How often do you get checked? in General; Going in for another eye test this week (pressure test). I hadn't had my eyes tested in 8 years! Anyhow ...
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    Cool Eyesight, How often do you get checked?

    Going in for another eye test this week (pressure test). I hadn't had my eyes tested in 8 years!

    Anyhow I've noticed lately that I'm finding it hard to look at the screens for to long (an hour or 2). I've removed my desktop wallpaper installed larger monitors (who needs an excuse) and I run with a 150% font size now!

    Any other tips for easing the strain on my eyes?

    btw do you ever get your eye test reimbursed by the school?

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    Mine gets done every two years, and county reimburse us part of the cost if not all.

    And I know its hard but try and take regular breaks and focus on something at a distance, i.e. out of a window

    RJ

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    School pays for our eye tests and i just had mine done again, after 3 years, i think 24 months is the norm though.

    once i have my perscription i order from glasses direct at a huge saving to highstreet prices

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    Every two years, reimbursed.

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    Used to be yearly for me until I had laser surgery, now I go every two years as recommended. Now I think about it, I'm probably due.

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    Go every year - I've just been diagnosed with the early stages of glaucoma - it was picked up by my optician last month and my eyes were fine this time last year. At least if it gets worse I'll get a free dog.

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    I go every two years normally, however my prescription for extreme short sight is now over-correcting my reading vision (age *sigh*), so the next visit will be just over 12 months to get my varifocals sorted out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Go every year - I've just been diagnosed with the early stages of glaucoma - it was picked up by my optician last month and my eyes were fine this time last year. At least if it gets worse I'll get a free dog.
    Fueling my paranoia, did you notice anything.. and thats why you went yearly?

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    Currently every 2 years, but basically whatever the optician puts on the prescription as when a retest is due.

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    I very rarely get mine tested and they are fine!

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    I hadn't consciously noticed anything prior to the visit to the opticians but after the test and speaking to the optician I became aware that there were problems that I hadn't realised the significance of - I have very high pressures in my eyes which now I can tell is an issue as I can feel it and my right optic nerve is now damaged and there is pain at times with it. I also have a problem with myodesopsia - 'floaters' - which I had always assumed was normal. I'm seeing the eye consultant at my local hospital now so hopefully the treatment will be successful.

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    I think my current interval is 18 months but basically whatever the optician says and when I get a reminder from them.

    School purchases a voucher from the LEA and that pays for the eye test.

    There has been a few threads on this in the past.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I also have a problem with myodesopsia - 'floaters' - which I had always assumed was normal. I'm seeing the eye consultant at my local hospital now so hopefully the treatment will be successful.
    I have big issues with floaters, can they be treated?

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    If they're in your eyes, probably with drops, if they're Delhi floaters in your toilet may I suggest more greens in your diet?

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    Drops it is then lol!

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