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Eye Health 2018
As a nation, our eye health is rapidly declining, with estimates saying that, by 2050, half of the world’s population will be - at the very least - shortsighted. The Eye Health report, published in The Sunday Times, explores the reasons behind Britons’ reluctance to have regular eye tests and debunks many of the most common eye myths. Also featured is an infographic on sight and the ageing population, as well as concrete advice on how diet can affect sight, how to learn to live with low vision, and what to consider when choosing glasses for children
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Almost every high street has an optician, so why are so many people still not getting the eyecare they need?
'Children’s faces have different proportions to adult faces, but the specs all too often are simply scaled-down versions of adult designs'
The UK's eye clinics are bulging with the strain of dealing with an ageing population and the rising tide of obesity
Hair Biker Dave Myers's glaucoma was diagnosed early. Now he's working with Specsavers and the Royal National Institute of Blind People to encourage everyone to have regular eye tests
Specsavers' clinical spokesperson Dr Nigel Best offers some advice on spectacles to suit each face shape and a range of different lens options
Today's eye tests go beyond how well you can see - they provide vital early warning signs of various conditions