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Day 6 – Kids Go Free

Early detection and diagnosis of common childhood eye conditions is vital. Sight tests for under 16s are free on the NHS #KidsGoFree #EyeWeek It’s estimated that by the year 2050 more than half of us will be short-sighted. Spending 2hrs a day outdoors has been shown to reduce the risk of myopia (short-sightedness) in children. #EyeWeek #OutdoorPlayHelpsKeepsMyopiaAway

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Day 5 – Screen Fatigue

Minimise symptoms of screen fatigue by following the 20-20-20 rule – Look up from your screen every 20 minutes and focus on something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Visit www.visionmatters.org.uk/TheBigBlink for more eye care advice for screen users #EyeWeek #TheBigBlink I pledge to look up from my screen at 11am on Fr-eye-day 27 September and…

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Day 4 – Diabetes

#Diabetes is a leading cause of preventable sight loss in the UK. There are many ways you can help prevent eye problems when you have diabetes, including having regular eye checks at your local opticians. Read more here http://tiny.cc/5rmed #EyeWeek #VisionMatters

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Day 3 – Sight after Sixty

Visual acuity declines & our risk of developing a sight-threatening eye condition increases as we age. Take a look at the #EyeWeek ‘Sight After Sixty’ leaflet for information about caring for ageing eyes. http://www.visionmatters.org.uk/downloads/nehw19-sight-after-sixty-a5-leaflet-.pdf Three quarters of older people who suffer a fall as a result of poor vision had a visual impairment that was easily…

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Day 2 – Diet and Eye Health

A poor diet can increase your risk of sight loss. Take a look at the #EyeWeek ‘Diet and Eye Health’ leaflet for more information about the role nutrition can play in helping to keep your eyes and vision healthy. http://www.visionmatters.org.uk/downloads/nehw19-nutrition-flyer.pdf Obesity is a risk factor for all four major causes of sight loss: macular degeneration –…

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Day 1 – Get tested

Getting your eyes tested every couple of years, not smoking, eating a healthy diet and protecting them from the sun’s damaging UV can make a difference you really can see. #PreventAvoidableSightLoss #EyeWeek #VisionMatters Sight tests are vital health checks. They can spot signs of eye disease years before you notice a change in your vision and…

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Newsome Opticians supports National Eye Health Week (23 – 29 September)

How’s your sight seeing? One million people in the UK are living with ‘avoidable’ sight loss, leaving them unable to do things such as drive. Check out the #EyeWeek top tips leaflet for advice on how to keep your eyes and vision healthy. http://www.visionmatters.org.uk/downloads/nehw19-top-tips-a5-leaflet.pdf #VisionMatters “Research shows half of all sight loss is avoidable so we want to inspire…

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Road Safety Awareness Week 2017

  Don’t swerve a sight test. Please give a minute to watch this short informative video.  

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Daryl testing students in Kuala Lumpur

       It’s somehow more exhausting than my previous visit Kuala Lumpur to test optical dispensing students last November, however very rewarding! I was working on a new part of the syllabus which always presents a challenge. I was excited to introduce this to the students as they have not done this before. And…

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Daryl lecturing in India – Day 1

From Daryl who is on the south east coast of India this week teaching at The Sankara Nethralaya Academy in Chennai. I have had a very intense first day, with some of the students very familiar with the equipment, but for others, this is the first time! The students are so keen to learn and…

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