This month, eye health care group Optegra and Boots Opticians have teamed up to publish one of the most comprehensive research reports about the state of the UK’s eye health. The Vision of Britain 2017 report showcases findings from research conducted on over 2,000 people with the findings already shared in newspapers and on radio including the BBC. The report also collates crucial eye care insights from 100 opticians and GPs interviewed during the study. The Vision of Britain is free to download at the Optegra Vision of Britain page
While the report unveils some disturbing facts about the fragile and diminishing state of eye health in the UK, it is also packed with must know tips on how best to protect one’s vision. The 20 pages of informative eye health research contains various sections including eye tests, protecting children’s eyes, which eyecare professional to visit and when, eye surgery facts and the role of technology both as a cause and cure for failing vision. There is also a section outlining five crucial habits to cultivate to protect vision proactively.
The Vision of Britain report, the second such one commissioned by Optegra Eye Health Care, was developed in partnership with Boots Opticians. Director of Professional Standards at Boots Opticians, Eddie Watson, commented about the growing scourge of vision disorders within the UK, partly attributing this to lifestyle trends such as people spending an increasing amount of time on digital devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. Mr Watson also highlighted the concerning rise in vision problems among the young, pointing out that myopia (short sightedness) for children has doubled over the past 50 years. The report sheds light on the silently destructive impact undiagnosed vision disorders can have on children, including problems with literacy, education and physical fitness.
Optegra have nurtured a reputation as the UK’s most trusted eye healthcare group, and host regular eye health community open evening events that are free to attend. These evenings are held in each of the company’s dedicated eye hospitals several times a month, and are usually fully subscribed. To learn more about Optegra open evenings near you, visit the company website to book a complimentary place
To learn more about Optegra, UK’s most trusted eye hospital group as rated by patients visit Optegra.com or call 0808 159 9435 Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-4pm.
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About Optegra Eye Health Care
Optegra Eye Health Care is a specialist provider of ophthalmic services in the UK, China, Czech Republic, Poland and Germany. Optegra operates 23 eye hospitals and clinics and brings together leading edge research and medical expertise, state-of-the-art surgical equipment and top ophthalmic surgeons renowned for their areas of expertise to offer excellent clinical outcomes in laser eye surgery, lens replacement (Clarivu™), cataract removal, AMD, vitreoretinal and oculoplastic procedures all carried out in five-star patient facilities.
Optegra Eye Health Care operates seven dedicated eye hospitals based in Birmingham, Central London, Hampshire, Manchester, North London, Surrey and Yorkshire. For more information please visit Optegra.com
Tukshad Engineer, Head of Digital at Optegra
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