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Eye Facts - Did You Know?

  • 20 Million British people risk avoidable sight loss because they fail to have regular sight tests.

  • One in ten British adults have NEVER had an eye examination.

  • 85% of us admit to having problems with our vision.

  • More than 30 million Britons are entitled to FREE eyecare (sight tests and / or optical vouchers to cover the cost of any vision correction required) paid for by the NHS.

  • Everyone should have an eye examination once every two years unless advised otherwise by their optometrist. The Eye Care Trust recommends children aged under 9 and people aged 70 and over have annual eye examinations.

  • It’s estimated that 1 in 5 children has an undetected problem with their vision.

  • Fifty per cent of us think an NHS sight test costs £20 or more, despite it being free!

  • A quarter of over 60 year olds say the quality of their vision affects their daily routine.
    (Source of information. The Eyecare Trust)


Don't put your eye sight at risk - be sure to have regular eye examinations. 

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