It's estimated that as many as two million people in the UK may be living with a sight problem that cannot be corrected with galsses or contact lenses. Of these, around 365,000 are registered as blind or partially sighted. It's important to visit an optometrist (optician) for an eye test at least every two years so they can check for signs of vision loss. If you already have visual impairment, it is still important to have a regular eye test, as your optometrist can monitor for further changes in the eyes and advise on making best use of your vision.
Link to NHS Choices information: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Visual-impairment/Pages/Introduction.aspx
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