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Did you know that 50% of sight loss is preventable but not necessarily treatable? With the mission of catching certain eye conditions while they’re still treatable, Croydon Vision recently ran a pop-up stall at The Whitgift Centre, offering free eye health checks and advice. And the uptake from our local community was huge! More than 40 of these free tests were conducted on local residents, as people came together to share eye health tips with Croydon Vision’s staff and volunteers - and it was a good job they were there. The testing conducted by the Croydon Vision team resulted in a number of eye pressure results that indicated people were in need of an eye hospital referral for preventative treatment.“Eye health is often neglected,” warns Fiona Hazel, a Croydon-based optometrist, who took part in the eye health event. "You go to the dentist, to the GP but most people do not think of going to the optician unless they are having problems with reading. I was so glad we were there.” Five ways to give your eye health a boost from our friends Croydon Vision - Eat Vitamin A-rich foods- Practise the the 20-20-20 Rule: for every 20 minutes screen time take a 20 second rest. - Eye Yoga: Croydon Vision has produced a video of fun, desk-friendly eye exercises that can promote good eye health. Visit youtu.be/6SiwjbFrZVQ to give them a go.- Ditch old mascara. - Test Regularly: there’s no substitute for eye tests, so ensure you get your eyes checked regularly to stay on top of your eye health.#EyeHealth #CommunityHealth ... See MoreSee Less
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