Top tips for eye health in 2019

24 December 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight  is sharing simple tips to help people keep their eyes healthy in 2019: Have regular eye tests You should have your eyes tested at least every two years. Even if you are not experiencing any symptoms, it’s still really important as a test can pick up certain eye conditions at an early stage, allowing you to get

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NHS: Look after your eyes

28 September 2018
Source: NHS

Find out why regular eye tests (sight tests) are important and how a healthy lifestyle can help maintain good vision. Why are regular eye tests so important? It’s easy to neglect your eyes because they often don’t hurt when there’s a problem. Having an eye test won’t just tell you if you need new glasses or a change of prescription

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BBC News: Three police forces will test eyesight of all drivers stopped

3 September 2018
Source: BBC News

Drivers who fail to read a number plate from 20m (65ft) away when stopped by police will have their licences revoked immediately in a new crackdown. Three forces in England are planning to test every motorist they stop in a bid to clamp down on drivers with defective eyesight. Police say data from the tests will be used to improve

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Pat McFadden MP calls on constituents to look after their eyesight by having regular eye tests

Rt Hon Pat McFadden, MP for Wolverhampton South East

18 February 2016
Source: Optical Confederation

MP for Wolverhampton South East, Rt Hon. Pat McFadden, visited Scrivens Opticians in Bilston to find out why regular eye tests are so important in preventing blindness, and to hear about the role community optometry can play in delivering routine eye care – above and before the sight test – in the community.

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Edward Argar MP calls on constituents to look after their eyesight by having regular eye tests

Ed Argar MP

16 February 2016
Source: Optical Confederation

MP for Charnwood, Edward Argar, visited Optical 3 Opticians in Anstey on Friday 12th February to find out why regular eye tests are so important in preventing blindness, and to hear about the community eye care services available in optical practice across Charnwood.

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AOP: Public urged to make eye health their new year’s resolution

4 January 2016
Source: The Association of Optometrists

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is urging the public to make eye health their new year’s resolution as a seasonal reminder of the importance of regular sight tests. The call follows new research which reveals that only 35% of people are aware of optometrists’ ability to detect eye health problems1 – indicating a narrow understanding of the role optometrists play

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