Recently I met one of my friends who said that she had got her eyes first checked when she was 7-years-old from an optician. And till date she never visited an ophthalmologist or an eye specialist for an eye check-up. She is 23 now. This is one of the cases. There are many people who often only visit an optician to get their eyes tested which is not the right thing. Wondering why? Keep reading. Dr Sheetal Kishanpuria Consultant Cataract Specialist Sharp Sight Centre says Most people tend to visit an optician and get their glasses through computerised testing.