25th September 2019

It’s National Eye Health Week this week…

We provide both eye health and lifestyle advice all year round for our patients and we use media publications and social media to reinforce the all-important messages.

Did you know? Over a million people in the UK are living with avoidable sight loss.

Much of this is severe enough to make daily activities like driving or riding your preferred mode of transport virtually impossible.

How you lead your life can have a serious impact on your eye health irrespective of genetics and, critically, your lifestyle is linked to the four major causes of sight loss: macular degeneration, diabetes, glaucoma and cataracts.

That said, we know from our own research that many people are unaware that an association exists.

How you lead your life can have a serious impact on your eye health irrespective of genetics and, critically, your lifestyle is linked to the four major causes of sight loss: macular degeneration, diabetes, glaucoma and cataracts.

Making simple changes to diet, smoking habits and activity levels can play a critical role in saving people’s sight.

According to new research, only 15 per cent of the UK population think exercise can affect eye health despite the evidence that being physically active can reduce the risk of becoming visually impaired by up to 58 per cent.

More research, this time published in the British Medical Journal reveals as many as one in five cases of Age-related Macular Degeneration are caused by tobacco consumption.

Much broader research shows that sight is the sense people have most fear of losing.

Consider booking an eye examination with us and do it this week whilst it’s topical…it’s well worth making it your priority.