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Specsavers responds to AOP report on Costs for Eyecare

Specsavers shares advice for more affordable eye care this winter amid AOP report findings

Specsavers is advising the public on how to access affordable eye care to ensure eye health isn’t overlooked

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Commenting on the concerning findings, Specsavers’ Clinical Services Director Giles Edmonds said: ‘Wearing the wrong prescription – or not wearing glasses or lenses at all when you need them – can have an impact on your eyes, with symptoms including eye strain and headaches. More worryingly, it can also contribute to trips and falls – one of the biggest causes of hospital visits for older people.[i]

‘Additionally, avoiding visiting the opticians or skipping regular eye tests can cause further detriment to your health. Conditions, such as glaucoma or cataracts, can often be symptomless for years, so eye tests are the only way to catch them early to help avoid irreversible vision loss. We understand that it’s a difficult time for many, so we want to ensure that everyone is aware of the eye care support available to them and the fact that there are glasses available at Specsavers to suit all budgets.’

[i] Boyce, T. et al. (2013). Projecting number of falls related to visual impairment. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 19 226-229. https:// doi.org/10.12968/bjhc.2013.19.6.284

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