Lockdown increased people’s screen time with a survey of 2,000 people suggesting that half used screens more since Covid struck, and a third (38%) believed their eyesight had worsened during this time. One in five adults also said they were less likely to get an eye test now than before the pandemic, in fear of catching the virus.
So what can be done to protect your vision in 'the new normal'? Professor Sunil Shah has a few suggestions…
People are becoming increasingly aware of the group of eye diseases known as glaucoma, which is one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK. Despite the condition becoming increasingly discussed, there are still a lot of myths and misconceptions about this eye disease. Leading eye expert Mr Thomas Ressiniotis sets out the facts to dispel the most common myths about glaucoma.
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