NOT many people are aware that regular eye tests may help detect many eye and health irregularities. Here are some examples: Diabetes The blood vessels in the eye are very delicate and are often the first to be affected by diabetes. As these vessels can be viewed directly, your Spec-Savers Stanger optometrist will be able to detect any diabetic related symptoms.If you experienced fluctuating vision (good one day and poor the next) this is an indication you may have diabetes. Another indicator to detect diabetes is poor distance vision. Cataracts Although no direct link has been established for the development of cataracts reasons such as age, hereditary, disease or damage to the eye has been suggested as the trigger for the chemical change inside the eye which turns the lens cloudy resulting in cataracts.If you have a cataract, wearing prescription spectacles may help your vision for a short period of time. Glaucoma It may be difficult to identify glaucoma until a significant amount of vision is lost. Therefore, glaucoma is often referred to as the “silent thief,” because most individuals with undiagnosed glaucoma do not suffer from any early symptoms - it takes testing by an optometrist to identify glaucoma - therefore you should have your eyes checked regularly.Glaucoma, is one of the leading causes of blindness, it is caused when fluid pressure builds up inside the eyeball, damaging the retina and optic nerve.Make an appointment with Spec-Savers Stanger today for a FREE vision screening. Tel: 032 551 3125.