Health and social care organisations in Derbyshire have been working closely together for some time, to improve care and services for people and make them as efficient and effective as possible.
[intro pargraph} Lead a healthy lifestyle:
[Intro paragraph] Prevent eye injuries:
Reduce screen time – the ‘20’ rule, every 20 minutes take a 20-second break and focus on an object 20 feet away. Take the Screen Smart quiz here.
[work into why a sight test is important or vice-versa} Attend sight tests at regular intervals as advised by your Optician – this is essential to pick up on any potential conditions early
Follow contact lens hygiene advice, for some helpful tips take a look here.
Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the UV light in sunlight
Throw away out of date make-up. Adhere to ‘Period after Opening’ times on cosmetics.
Take a look at this quiz to find if there is more that you could be doing more to keep your eyes and vision healthy.
Why is a sight test important?
Many people think that a sight test is just about checking whether your vision needs correcting with glasses or contact lenses. But there are other important reasons to have a regular sight test.
A sight test is a vital check on the health of the eyes and includes the detection of eye conditions. Many of these, if found early, can be treated successfully, avoiding potential sight loss.
A sight test can also detect other health conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Sight tests should be part of everyone’s healthcare routine.
SIDEBAR RESOURCE [111 Online Symptom Checker)
If you are worried about a symptom you are experiencing, the 111 NHS Symptom Checker is a way to access help. You will be asked some questions about your symptoms and directed to the most appropriate service.
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