What's on

Protect your sight – Eye Health Week

publication date: Sep 17, 2012
author/source: Anne Coates
mshahaf - man in glassesThere are almost two million people living in the UK with sight loss and the single most important thing you can do for yourself and your family is to make sure you all have regular eye examination every two years. For children under 16 and those in full time education up to the age of 19,  these tests are free.

Poor eyesight may have an impact on your child's education as well as his or her development and achievement. Check out the warning signs.

I had one of the most comprehensive eye tests at Vision Express who have over 325 stores nationwide. I was impressed by the breadth and detail of the examination and was reassured that the headaches I had been experiencing were nothing to do with my eyes.

Sight tests may also reveal other health problems which if caught early can be nipped in the bud.

Four simple steps which will help protect your sight:
  • quit smoking
  • eat a balanced diet
  • wear sunglasses
  • wear safety goggles when doing sport and DIY
Complete the Eye Health questionnaire