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‘Stop children using screens one hour before their bedtime’

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CHILDREN should not be allowed to use screens for an hour before going to sleep, the first UK guidance for parents says today. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) said there was no safe amount of total daily screen time, but urged parents to show “tough love” in setting age-appropriate limits. In particular, the advice says parents …

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Christmas Opening Hours

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Christmas Eve                 9.00 – 1.00 Christmas Day                CLOSED Boxing Day                      CLOSED 27th December               9.00 – 17.30 28th December              9.00 – 17.30 29th December    …

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Research finds seven million drivers have not had recent vision check

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Approximately 7.6million drivers have not had a vision check since reading a number plate at 20 metres away when passing their driving test, according to research. These findings were published during Road Safety Week and carried out during Vision Express’ Vision Van tour earlier this year. More than 1,000 UK residents were tested in the mobile testing van as part …

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70 people killed or seriously injured every day in UK!!!!

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It’s true.  If you saw this statistic for stabbings how would it make you feel? This happens every day in the UK and it is the number of people killed or seriously injured in the UK EVERY day on the roads! Click on the link below for more detail https://www.opticianonline.net/opinion/joe-ayling-police-campaign-serves-important-reminder Why not have a look at the following on Road …

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National Eye Health Week

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This year’s National Eye Health Week (NEHW) will take place from 24 to 30 September 2018, promoting the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. Vision really matters. Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, yet many of us don’t know how to look after our eyes – National Eye Health Week …

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Short-sightedness now a global epidemic

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More of us are experiencing short-sightedness or myopia, so to what extent are our modern lifestyles and hours spent staring at screens to blame? By 2050, half the world’s population – a staggering five billion people – are expected to be short-sighted compared to roughly 1.4 billion people today, according to 2016 study published in the journal Ophthalmology. More intense …

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Short-sightedness increases with every year in education

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Myopia epidemic affecting 90 per cent of pupils in East Asian countries is consequence of world-leading education systems. Spending more of your life studying could cause you to lose your sight, according to UK research which found every year of education incrementally increases short-sightedness. The difference is so pronounced that if the average person who left school at 16 had …

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FIVE WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN’S EYES

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SPEND TIME OUTDOORS Playing or exercising outside regularly can help to protect a child’s eyesight by reducing the chance they will become short-sighted. Studies have shown that fewer children wear glasses in countries where outdoor time makes up a significant part of each day, while the number of spectacle wearers increases in nations with a greater focus on indoor study …

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SIGHT TEST EXPLAINED

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Every sight test is tailor-made depending on your needs and the methods your optometrist prefers to use. As well as an eye health check, a sight test might detect signs of underlying general health conditions, such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Everyone should have a sight test every two years, or more often if your optometrist recommends …