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Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is Britain's leading cause of blindness affecting an estimated 600,000 people across the UK.
An estimated that 2.4 million people aged 65 and older in England and Wales have visually impairing cataract in one or both eyes. Every year over 300,000 cataract operations are performed on the NHS.
According to Diabetes UK more than half a million people with diabetes in the UK develop retinopathy. If left untreated diabetic retinopathy can permanently damage your sight. Early diagnosis is the key to successfully managing and treating the condition.
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca or dry eye syndrome is the most common cause of eye irritation in people aged 65 and over.
An estimated half a million people suffer from glaucoma in England and Wales alone with people aged 40 and over at greatest risk of being affected by the condition. Studies have shown that half of all cases of glaucoma remain undiagnosed.
More than 30 million people in the UK are entitled to a free eye examination paid for by the NHS. The list below details who is automatically entitled to regular NHS sight tests.
Research conducted by the Eyecare Trust revealed that half of all British drivers admit they find it harder to see clearly when driving after dark. It's also afact that more road accidents occur at night than during the day. Common night driving problems include blurred vision, difficulty focusing and dazzle or glare from oncoming vehicles.
Presbyopia, a name derived from Greek words meaning 'old eyes', is a natural part of the ageing process. The crystalline lens in the eye loses its flexibility as we grow older, making it more and more difficult to focus on close objects.
Regular eye examinations have been free on the NHS for everyone aged 60 and over since April 1999.