Eyecare Facts and Figures...
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20 Million Brits risk avoidable sight loss because they fail to have regular sight tests.
One in ten British adults have NEVER had an eye examination.
85 per cent 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. Click here for more information about who is entitled to eyecare paid for by the NHS.
Everyone should have an eye examination once every two years unless advised otherwise by their optometrist. The Trust recommends children aged under nine and people aged 70 and over have annual eye examinations.
Its estimated that one in five 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 60s say the quality of their vision affects their daily routine.
source: Eyecare Trust.
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