National Eye Health Week 2019: Charity poll highlights lack of awareness of the link between unhealthy lifestyle and sight loss

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24 September 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

A survey by eye research charity Fight for Sight published at the start of National Eye Health Week has found that many Brits are unaware that certain unhealthy habits have possible links to sight loss. According to the YouGov poll conducted on behalf of Fight for Sight, only 30% of adults know that an unhealthily diet has a possible link

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Association of Optometrists response to the Green Paper on prevention

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24 July 2019
Source: Association of Optometrists

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) welcomes the ambitious goal for a smoke-free society in the Government’s green paper, Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s. The AOP recently launched a campaign to highlight the damaging impact smoking has on eye health. Our campaign, Stub it out, was inspired by our members telling us that they think not smoking is the

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AOP launches ‘Stub it out’ encouraging smokers to stop putting their sight at risk

2 July 2019
Source: Association of Optometrists

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is today warning that millions of smokers in the UK are putting themselves at increased risk of blindness or sight impairment by continuing with the habit. This comes as almost all (96%) optometrists surveyed as part of the AOP’s annual Voice of Optometry panel say they examine a patient every month who has eye disease

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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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