A new independently commissioned report called The Vision of Britain is raising eyebrows all over the country with some remarkable findings. The report, by Optegra Eye Health Care in partnership with Boots Opticians, is an essential guide to eyesight and eye health which reveals some truly astonishing findings following research conducted on over 2,000 people.
The report outlines must-know information and suggestions for parents keen to protect their children’s eyes. For example, 20% of people do not know that parents should screen their children’s eyes between the ages of four and five. Since 80% of what children learn is through the sense of sight, there is a close correlation between a child’s sight and their ability to read, learn, enjoy sports and ultimately reach their full potential as they progress into adulthood. Incredibly, one finding from the Vision of Britain spouts that only 30% of adults link poor school performance with potential eye problems.
The fact filled report also reveals that 58% of UK parents do not know if their child’s school offers a vision screening programme. Some parents are also unaware that access to eye examinations and free glasses for children is provided by the NHS. The report goes on to identify key warning signs that parents should be aware of that may indicate their child is having vision problems. The entire Vision of Britain is free to download at the Optegra Vision of Britain page
Optegra Eye Health Care is UK’s most trusted group of national eye hospitals, offering leading solutions to all major eye conditions. For those looking to lose their glasses permanently, Optegra offers the most cutting edge laser eye surgery (including 3rd generation ReLEx SMILE) and lens replacement procedures. To learn more about world leading permanent vision correction techniques, Optegra also offer monthly Vision Correction Open Evenings hosted in each of their dedicated hospitals. Held in an informal setting, with complimentary refreshments served, people interested in finding out more can book a complimentary place at an Optegra Open Evening near them.
With over 1 million eyes treated, Optegra offers patients more qualified surgeons, pioneering techniques and cutting edge hospitals & clinics than any other UK eye health care group. To learn more about Optegra, UK’s most trusted eye hospital group as rated by patients visit Optegra.com or call 0808 273 6059 Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-4pm.
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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
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