Tomatoes over carrots and itchy eye solutions – Top tips from ‘National Eye Health Week’

Julie Breen - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 

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Eye health for older people

Rachael Smith - Thursday, October 20, 2016

As you get older, it is important that you still attend regular eye tests. If you are aged 60 or older, you are entitled to a free NHS eye test every two years and every year if you’re aged 70 or older. However, a 2011 Age UK survey revealed that nearly 2 million people aged over 60 did not take advantage of these free eye tests within the previous two years.
An eye test will determine whether you need a different prescription for your contact lenses or glasses. Wearing the correct prescription will increase your overall quality of life and will reduce the likelihood of you suffering trips, falls or other accidents around the home. According to the research carried out by Age UK, poor vision was a factor in over 270,000 falls suffered by people aged over 60 in the past two years. 

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Eye Health : Smoking and Diet

Julie Breen - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

It's a New Year, February .......it seems that everyone is still trying to stop smoking, eat more healthily, lose weight......sometimes all 3 at the same time! 

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