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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 …

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DON’T SWERVE A SIGHT TEST

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An estimated 2900 road casualties are caused by poor vision every year. We believe that we can all do more to help make our roads safer. The Don’t swerve a sight test campaign is about reminding all drivers to have regular sight tests. It’s the easiest way of making sure your vision meets the legal standard and is road safe. …

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DRIVING AND VISION

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  WHAT STANDARD OF VISION IS NEEDED FOR DRIVING? Car drivers (group 1) must meet the vision standards shown at the bottom of this page. Please also see the government website for driving eyesight rules and read guidance from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). Lorry and bus drivers (group 2) must meet more stringent eyesight requirements, with a …

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DVLA asks UK drivers to retake eye test

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UK drivers are being urged to test their eyesight after a DVLA survey suggested 50% of motorists were not aware of the minimum standards needed for a licence. Drivers must be able to read a number plate from 20m (65ft) away. But the agency’s survey found only half of drivers knew about the eye test and used it to regularly self-check, as …

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Crizal Sapphire UV

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We are one of the first practices in Britain to offer you this exciting new lens technology!  As technology progresses, light pollution accelerates at a similar pace. Uncontrollable light sources hit wearer’s glasses from all directions, which leads to increased visual discomfort. Crizal Sapphire UV successfully resolves this.