Eye health

Research reveals that up to a fifth of parents have never taken their children to get their eyes tested.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been re-released with entirely BLURRED text

The classic 1865 novel by Lewis Carroll has been re-released by The College of Optometrists in entirely blurred text, to raise awareness of the importance of children’s eye health. The new release named ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: The Blurred Edition’ has been launched after new research reveals that up to a fifth (23%) of parents have never taken their children to get their eyes...

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Low Vision Awareness Month: The Common Causes of Low Vision and How to Avoid Them

With February marking Low Vision Awareness Month, as well as Valentine’s Day, vision specialist Essilor is encouraging people to show their eyes some love with some proactive steps to prevent low vision .

More than two million people in the UK are estimated to be living with some form of sight loss and it is predicted by 2050 this could double to four million1.

Whilst many...

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Plain to see: the hidden benefits of a booze free January

Taking on Dry January is a popular way to embark on a new year health kick – but did you know that alcohol is linked to more than 60 health conditions… and the wellbeing benefits of a month without it go much further than you may think?

So with another national lockdown now in place – instead of following the previous trend where alcohol consumption rocketed – it’s maybe time to...

Increased screen time in lockdown could damage your eyesight

Eye experts warn Brits at risk of computer vision syndrome due to excess lockdown screen use.

Based on Ofcom’s data* revealing that screen time surged more than a third during the April lockdown, vision experts from Essilor are warning people not to neglect their eyesight during lockdown 2.0 or risk very noticeable eyestrain.

Statistics recorded at the height of the first...

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Coronavision Eye Warning

MILLIONS of Brits are suffering from eye problems dubbed ‘coronavision’ after their sight deteriorated during lockdown, according to a study for the College of Optometrists.

One in five adults in the country say their vision has become worse in the past four months, with one in three blaming it on too much screen time.

Symptoms include blurry vision, difficulty focusing, and...