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World Sight Day 2022.

Today Is World Sight Day, a cause that is observed worldwide on the second Thursday of October every year.

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The World Health Organisation estimates that over 1 billion people worldwide suffer issues with their eyesight, such as near or far sight impairment, due in large part to the time taken to diagnose and treatment. Any age can suffer from eye issues, however, those who are aged over 50 are a lot more likely to experience them.


An eye examination can do a lot more than just test your eyesight, it can also detect diseases such as Diabetes, which causes blurred vision in some cases, and High blood pressure. You’re entitled to free eye exams with the NHS if you’re under the age of 16 of have been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma as well as other circumstances.

Myopia, commonly known as short-sightedness, is when objects at a distance appear blurred due to axial elongation of the eyeball – the eye is getting longer. Myopia has become a global epidemic with around 30% of the world’s population suffering from it and is predicted to increase to around 50% by 2050. It is recommended that children have regular eye examinations to check to see if their vision is correct as they may not know if there are any differences.


At Martyn Kemp Opticians we offer a range of excellent examinations with the health of your eye the highest of priorities. We recommend Optomap imaging at every eye examination as it is by far the most accurate way to assess and record an overview of you eye and its condition.


Contact us to find out more about our eye exams and how to take care of your eyesight.

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