The end of the year is fast approaching, and for some people, that means getting their eyes tested. For others, that’s not the first thing that comes to mind during your busy holiday season.

Here are a few reasons why an eye exam should be at the top of your to-do list this festive season.

Optical medical-aid benefits
If you have not yet made use of your optical medical-aid benefits, now is a good time to do so. Many Medical Aid or health insurance plan benefits are set to expire at the end of the calendar year, so if you haven’t used your optical medical-aid benefits, getting an eye exam is a great way to make sure the money doesn’t go to waste.

Summer Time
Summer weather is here and that means more than just beach holidays and quality time outdoors. For your eyes, it also means seasonal hazards such as irritation from exposure to UV, or dry eye due to air-conditioning. Having an eye test can help prevent problems before they begin.

Festive Stress
The festive season can be an extremely stressful time of the year, and many people may experience an increase in headaches or other stress-related health problems. Your eyes can be a contributing factor. The harsher sunlight during the summer months means your eyes are put under extra strain thanks to an increased glare and exposure. Not to mention all those blinking, twinkling holiday lights challenging your night vision. Your optometrist can help formulate a plan to reduce the strain on your eyes – which can even reduce the stress of the holidays.

Old Year’s Resolutions
If there’s one thing the holiday season is good for, it’s giving us a legitimate reason to procrastinate. It’s so busy, right? We can just get our eyes checked next year. But the truth is, the New Year is going to be just as busy as the old.

So, make an appointment with your Optometrist at World of Vision today and ring in the new year with great vision.