Why Eyes Matters As We Enter National Eye Health Week

The number of internet searches for eye strain advice has risen more than 150% in the past 12 months, indicating that Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), as it is also known, is fast becoming one of the UK’s most common eye conditions. Therefore, as we focus on the health of our eyes in the UK for National Eye Health Week 2021, an awareness campaign which aims to inspire and teach people on the importance of eye health and why they should go for regular sight tests, leading vision specialists Essilor.co.uk offers advice for combatting eye strain and the other most common eye issues in 2021.

Leading eye expert from Essilor, Dr Andy Hepworth says: “With new statistics revealing that UK adults spend on average half our day in front of a screen (an average of 4,542 hours each year), it is not surprising that the nation has turned to Google for information and advice on how to combat eye issues associated with screen time; it’s worth remembering that our eyes weren’t designed for screens.

“It is also well documented that the last 18 months has taken its toll on our eyes – from an increase in screen time and millions of eye tests missed.

“Our vision is at risk of suffering some long-term consequences if our eyes are not given the regular check-ups that they need. If you have noticed a change in your vision or eye health you may be experiencing one of the following common eye conditions.

Here are some of the issues you need to be wary of and advice on how you can alleviate from any discomfort, shared by Dr Hepworth.

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