Ask the Optician – How to Protect Your Sight on Día de Santa Lucia

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THE 13th of December is Día de Santa Lucia, the patron saint of the blind and the protector of sight. We are urging anyone who has not had an eye test in the last two years to make an appointment on Día de Santa Lucia, and take an important step to protecting their sight.

Why should I have an eye test?

Many problems with the eyes have no symptoms, so you should have a check-up with your optometrist every two years.  Effective treatment relies on an early diagnosis, so it’s vital to have a regular eye test even if everything seems OK.

How often should I have one?

Normally every two years, but more frequent checks are advised for the over 70s or those with a family history of glaucoma or a condition such as diabetes because they are more at risk of certain eye diseases.

How can I protect my sight?

Get your eyes tested regularly, eat a healthy diet, be aware of the symptoms of the most common conditions, and don’t delay in seeking professional help if you do notice any changes. The quicker any condition is identified the easier it is to treat.

Specsavers Opticasare passionate about providing the best quality, most comprehensive eye tests, using the latest technology.  To book a free eye test or to find your nearest store visit


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