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MAKING EYECARE CLEARER

Do you wear glasses? Roughly 62% of adults across the UK need glasses for vision correction. I'll admit I haven't had a check up in nearly 10 years! I did however wear glasses from the age of 12-14 during my early teenage years when reading or using the laptop as I was short sighted and found it difficult to read things close up which would result in my squinting to focus. I really ought to get them checked out as I still have trouble when reading and using the laptop for long periods of time.

It is advised that adults should have an eye test at least every two years although some people will need one more often. Having your eyes tested is a vital health check and shouldn't be put to one side as it can help prevent any long term medical problems in the future, not only that it can save your eye sight!

EyecareFAQ have produced an interesting infographic to help people learn more about looking after their eyes. You can also find out more information by following them on Twitter & Facebook.


* This post is in collaboration with EyecareFAQ
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29 comments

  1. That's the prompt I need, been meaning to book one for a while. Too much time spent in front of a computer screen!

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  2. I have mine tested every 2 years as I spend all day staring at a computer! I only need reading glasses and the optician sets my glasses for computer screen distance. It makes reading close up a bit of a pain, but I do so little reading, it doesn't matter!

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  3. Funny i had to get my eyes tested after i had my little boy. i bought a pair of glasses yet i don't actually need them . I think my eyes were straining as i was just so tired.

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  4. I'm so bad, I think I've had two eye tests in my entire life. I really should book an eye test x

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  5. eye tests are very important as they can show a lot of other conditions that may be lurking.

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  6. Thank you for the reminder. Our eyes are often taken for granted....That said I must go and get mine checked!

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  7. I'm very short sighted so life is filled with many opticians appointments sadly

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  8. You've reminded me to get mine tested, since I was pregnant with Abbie my eyesight has got worse and worse, I don't know why I keep putting it off, just habit now haha x

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  9. Haven't had mine tested for what must be 10 years, definitely need testing again as I'm sure they have worsened.x

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  10. Thanks for the prod, really need to get my eyes tested again, must have been 3 years now. Only wear them for reading but no excuse I know.

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  11. I wear glasses because I have a lazy eye and have my eyes tested every year. I have got in to the habit of wearing glasses now so when I am not sleeping I have my glasses on. I think this is very useful for who may need an eye test.

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  12. I try and get my eyes tested every 2 years. I am due my next test in Jan which is good timing as I've heard your eye prescription can change after having children.

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  13. Ive currently got a cornea abrasion due to dust getting under my contact lens....please get your eyes tested often x

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  14. Thanks for the reminder - I forgot mine is 3 months overdue - must get it booked in!

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  15. Ah! You're like my nightmare patient, Kerry! Sight tests are so important. We've even had some people with no other symptoms have brain tumours diagnosed through a routine sight test.
    Once little man makes his debut, get yourself booked in for one. It's worth waiting right now as hormones (annoyingly) affect your eyes too. xo

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  16. I have my sight checked every 18 months - nearly always need a new prescription :-(

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  17. nice graphics about the importance of eye testing :)

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  18. Pam Francis Gregory10 November 2014 at 15:38

    Great article - Thanks

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  19. thankyou - you have reminded me to book an eyetest. Long overdue!

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  20. I always get my eyes checked regularly. If I don't it can make migraines worse. Plus it's nice to have new glasses and not bump in to things!!

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  21. Nice article - fascinating stuff! I definitely don't get my eyes tested regularly enough.

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  22. I've just had my eyes tested - after going about 6 years without tests - I was worried there was something wrong and I'd have to wear glasses (I look TERRIBLE in glasses), as I found myself struggling to watch videos on my phone, but turns out I just need more sleep! I was told it's unlikely I'd ever need glasses.

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  23. I also have test every two years as I wear both glasses and contact lenses, so forms part of my aftercare. Good informative read

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  24. I'm terrible for not getting my eyes tested as regularly as I should, but just when I'm about to I'm pregnant again.. The eye doctor said when pregnant my eyes will get slightly worse and go back to normal afterwards, I can't afford to pay for new glasses for only a short time wearing them before they will need changing again :-/

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  25. Really glad I read this. Just the prompt needed to get our eyes tested.

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  26. Fantastic article! Great reminder for myself to get mine tested :)

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  27. I have mine tested every 6 months as my eye site is still changing, which is a bit irritating! Although, at least I know despite being short sighted my eyes are in good health!

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