SPECSAVERS has found that more than 3000 men in Redlands will wait until they have issues or symptoms before going for an eye check-up.
Optometrist Natalie Young said missing regular appointments left men vulnerable to serious health problems when even small issues remained unchecked.
"Most eye conditions can be easily managed or treated especially if it's picked up early, it's when things are left that it can get more complicated," Ms Young said.
"We're talking about our eyes here and we only have one set of them, so we need to remember to look after them."
The data revealed men waited an average of two weeks after experiencing an eye injury or symptom before booking an appointment with a healthcare professional.
She said the research did not come as a surprise, and men should take even minor health symptoms more seriously to allow for early detection.
"Unfortunately, lots of men still have this 'she'll be right' attitude or just don't get around to looking after themselves, even when they're experiencing a problem. We see it time and time again," Ms Young said.
"The issue with waiting when it comes to something like your eyes is that if there is something wrong, you don't want to be in a situation where you end up with vision loss when it could have been easily prevented."