Did you know half of all sight loss is avoidable?
That’s why we’re ‘Looking out for your eyes’ this National Eye Health week, 21st-27th September 2020.
The national awareness campaign aims to get people taking better care of their eyes. From quitting smoking, to eating a well-balanced diet, there are lots of things we can do – but the most important way we can look out for our eyes is by having regular eye tests. They pick up changes in vision you may not have even noticed, as well as highlighting other health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
We want to play our part in improving the nation’s eye health so if you book an eye test during National Eye Health week, it’ll be completely free! And with all M&S eye tests, we include an OCT scan at no extra cost – allowing us to pick up three of the leading causes of sight loss earlier; macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
To claim your free eye test, all you need to do is download a voucher during National Eye Health week (21st-27th September 2020), book yourself in for an eye test and bring the voucher to your appointment (either printed or you can just show a team member it on your phone).
Terms and conditions
Voucher will only be available to downloaded during National Eye Health week (21st-27th September 2020). Valid for appointments booked and attended until 31st October – appointments after this date will not be eligible for a free eye test.
What is an OCT scan?
An OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) scan is a non-invasive imaging technique used to take a detailed photo of your eye.
Unlike other retinal photography, where an image may only show the very top layer of the eye, OCT allows us to see each individual layer – meaning we can get a better understanding of the health of your eyes and closely monitor existing conditions. And detect conditions that cause sight loss much sooner.
If you have any question or would like to know more about OCT scans, call your local M&S Opticians team – they’ll be happy to help!