At some time in our lives all of us are likely to need some form of spectacle or contact lens correction for better sight. But given the importance of maintaining good eyesight and healthy eyes, all of us should take the opportunity of receiving regular eye examinations either privately or paid for by the NHS for those who are entitled.
The eye is a wonderful window into your personal health status and the professionalism of those providing eyecare in the UK is admired throughout the world. A visit to your local optician is more about maintaining good health in body and vision than it is for acquiring a correction for poor sight. Indeed approximately 25% of all eye exams require no correction or no change in correction.
The site can help you decide on the many options available to you in eyecare and provide up to the minute tips in fashion eyewear, the latest contact lens technology and laser surgery, whether you have short sight or long sight.
Information on who provides eyecare, your rights to the NHS provision and where to find your local professionally regulated specialist are all at the click of a button.
Charities and action groups
We also provide a hub for those charities, action groups and support groups who are actively involved in the prevention of eye disorders and helping those less fortunate with coping with eye conditions.
We want you to have your views aired on eyecare and eyewear in the UK and we have provided the eyeball forum for you to contribute ideas.
If you’re looking for the website of the Portsmouth Hospital, Queen Alexandra, please click here.
Please note that this website is in no way associated with Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, nor do any of the views expressed within this site necessarily fall in line with current NHS doctrine.
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