Profiling three pioneering technology projects that could help those suffering from severe eye conditions
Eye Health 2019
More than 50 per cent of blindness is avoidable, so why are record numbers of people still losing their sight? The Eye Health special report, published in The Sunday Times, questions whether increased screen time is really responsible for the rise of myopia and, if so, should employers be taking responsibility for their employees’ sight? It covers the new developments and technologies - from bionic eyes to robot-assisted surgery - which are changing lives for those with vision problems. Finally, it covers what we can do to protect our sight, from getting outside more to understanding the foods which are good for our eyes
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Social and economic ramifications of sight loss are too big to ignore, but an array of inspiring projects is helping to tackle one of the biggest healthcare battles of our time
The decades-long initiative to improve eye health worldwide has spawned a number of important milestones in recent years. But how far away are we from stamping out avoidable blindness for good and cutting visual impairment on a global scale?
Employers have a duty of care to ensure their staff are looked after, so why is eye health often the lowest priority?
The world is in the grip of a myopia epidemic that has far-reaching impacts on both eyesight and eye health
Britain’s workplace productivity can be boosted by the adoption of regular eye tests, research has shown
A regular eye test does more than ensure you have the right prescription glasses; it could save your sight or even your life