The importance of choosing the right eyewear | home-visiting opticians

The importance of choosing the right eyewear

How does the right eyewear help your eyesight?

Your eyes are one of the most important organs in your body, but unlike other organs, they don’t often hurt when there is something wrong with them. That is why it’s so important to have regular eye tests to check for potentially harmful or deteriorating conditions. NHS advice includes having your eyes tested every 2 years – or more if you are advised to do so by your optometrist. If you are eligible, you may be offered a free of charge NHS eye test. Those who don’t have a clinical need for the right eyewear will have to pay for their appointments.

If your optician prescribes you the need for glasses, they, by law, have to give you a document with all the information regarding what type and strength of lenses you specifically need. This means that you are not obligated to purchase your glasses from the same place as your optician, giving you the opportunity to shop around for a better deal.

An optician will be able to provide advice and guidance on the lenses and frames you can choose from that will benefit your eyesight and boost your confidence! With so many lenses and features to choose from, including bifocals, varifocals and tinting, you will be glad of the support of your optician.

It’s important to make sure you get the right lenses for your glasses. Choosing and wearing the wrong eyewear could lead to further eyesight damage, including eye strain, and could also increase your likelihood of physical injury through misjudgement of obstacles. It is for this reason that we advise avoiding off-the-shelf eyewear from your local shop. It’s rare for both your eyes to need the same level of correction, meaning this is not the right eyewear choice for you.

Choosing the right eyewear to suit your face

At Opticall Eyecare, we believe that the right eyewear should not only be comfortable and functional but also reflect your personality. We have a wide variety of frames for you to choose from so that you can find the perfect pair to suit your style. Whether your face is oval, square, or heart-shaped, we have the right eyewear to complement it beautifully. Our team will help you to find the perfect frames and lenses based on the shape of your face.

  • If you have an oval face, you will suit most types of frames thanks to your balanced features. Why not opt for a frame that is broader to accentuate the widest part of your face?
  • For round faces, choose the right eyewear that will make your face appear longer. More modern and narrow styles will show off your eyes.
  • If you have a long face with a strong jawline, your face shape is rectangular. The best types of frames to suit this face shape are large, square, and colourful. These will shorten your face and bring interest to the central area of your face. Modern frames are a great choice for rectangular face shapes.

A home-visiting optician can help you with your eyewear

Our home-visiting opticians offer an eyecare service to those who cannot or find it very challenging to visit a high street store – you can check if you or someone you love is eligible for this service here. Our NHS-funded eye tests also offer you a great selection of the right eyewear, whilst you enjoy the comfort of your home.

Our home tests offer the same quality as an in-store test without giving you the challenge of trying to make it to your appointment. Our team are qualified and experienced in home visiting appointments so whether the appointment is for you, a resident or a loved one, you can be sure everyone receives the same high-quality treatment.

Home eye tests are a convenient way to get your eyes checked without having to leave the comfort of your own home. Your optician will visit you on a pre-arranged day and usually call an hour before to check if everything is still convenient. Our opticians will check your history and talk to you about any problems you may be experiencing before beginning your eye test with the use of our specialist home equipment. This makes it easy and convenient for you to get the care that you need without having to go out of your way.

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Booking your eye test with Opticall Eyecare in 2023

Having a regular eye test is very important in order to maintain healthy vision and spot any potential problems early on. Unfortunately, not everyone has easy access to an optician, which is why Opticall Eyecare offers a completely mobile home-visiting optician service. We understand how difficult it can be to get to an optician, which is why we will visit you or your loved ones in the comfort of your own home at a time that is convenient for you.

At Opticall Eyecare, we want to be able to provide you and your family with the best possible eye care services when you need them. Having regular eye exams is key to maintaining healthy vision, and eyes can actually tell us a lot about not just ourselves but also our overall health and well-being. If you’re worried about your vision, don’t hesitate to reach out to Opticall Eyecare and see how we can help you.

It’s important to take care of your eyes, and if you think you might need an eye test, Opticall Eyecare can help. We can provide support to make sure your eyes are healthy and you have the right eyewear in 2023 and beyond. Get in touch with us today to find out more.