Calling for free eye tests for employees

Employers have a duty of care to ensure their staff are looked after, so why is eye health often the lowest priority?

Short-sightedness now a global epidemic

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?

Why aren’t we taking our eye health more seriously?

‘Investing money and resources in the nation’s eye care will bring about huge returns’

Sight loss a growing problem for ageing populations

Our ageing population is driving a rise in age-related macular degeneration, and there is a race against time to find new treatments

Regular eye tests: what’s stopping you?

Almost every high street has an optician, so why are so many people still not getting the eyecare they need?

How to choose and fit children’s glasses

'Children’s faces have different proportions to adult faces, but the specs all too often are simply scaled-down versions of adult designs'

World’s biggest eye survey will test UK’s sight


Experts predict a big jump in the number of people suffering sight loss as the UK’s population gets older – and need to know the true scale of the problem

Children’s eye health is at risk

NHS eye examinations for children under the age of 16 are free and could prevent serious problems developing later in life