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Most of us accept that as we get older our eyesight is likely to get worse. Very few people with normal vision get through life without finding it hard to read the small print, and the vast majority of us are using glasses or contact lenses by the time we hit our sixties. But that doesn’t mean we can be completely relaxed about deteriorating vision. Some eye problems can lead to serious conditions that can be avoided if caught early enough. That is why it is so important to have regular eye checks. Where Does the Problem Lie? For vision […]
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Fight for Sight fund pioneering eye research, with the aim of creating a future everyone can see. They don’t receive any government money and completely rely on the support of their fundraisers and donors.

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Among healthy adults (whatever “healthy” can be construed to mean), regular vision testing is one of the most oft-neglected health procedures recommended by doctors. Much like dental treatment, people frequently neglect to make an appointment with a vision specialist, especially with the frequency recommended by specialists. The reasons are myriad. Facilities like Optilase Eye Clinic in Belfast make most diagnostic procedures fast and affordable, but it can still be difficult to convince some people that it’s time to get the old eyes checked. Why is that? For one, people’s vision deteriorates steadily. Because people don’t detect a sudden drop in […]
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There are a large number of people who have astigmatism but it is not a condition that you have to simply suffer in silence with, as there are many ways to treat it. Blurred vision is the main symptom associated with astigmatism. Here is a look at what causes astigmatism and how you can improve your vision again with the various modern treatments that are available. Refractive error An eyesight problem like astigmatism is often also referred to as a refractive error. It occurs when the cornea at the front of your eye is unevenly curved. Refraction describes the bending […]
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Recent research shows that 10% of the world’s population are unable to afford the prescription lenses that they need for a healthy vision. The World Health Organisation and The Centre for Vision in the Developing World both report shocking figures, which not only affects personal health for those who are visually impaired, but poses public safety risks as well as educational issues for the future. Short-sightedness is not only a problem for public safety when it comes to operating vehicles and machinery, but it is also an encumbrance on the world’s educational bodies, with visual impairment affecting one in 20 […]
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