Did You Know?
20 million British citizens risk avoidable vision loss because they fail to have regular eye examinations
1 in 10 British adults have never had an eye examination
85% of us admit to having problems with our vision
More than 30 million British citizens are entitled to free eye care that is paid for by the NHS (i.e. NHS sight tests and/or optical vouchers to help towards the cost of any refractive correction required)
Everyone should have an eye examination once every 2 years unless advised otherwise by their optometrist
It is estimated that 1 in 5 children have an undetected problem with their vision
50% of us think an NHS sight test costs £20.00 or more – despite it actually being free!
25% of those over the age of 60 years say that the quality of their vision affects their day-to-day routine
DON’T PUT YOUR VISION AT RISK
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE REGULAR EYE EXAMINATIONS
[Source of information: The Eyecare Trust]