MAGAZINE: Increase in potentially serious eye conditions amongst younger people

A new report, which questioned Optometrists, shows two thirds have seen an increase in the number of younger patients presenting symptoms of eye conditions, while 94% agree that as a nation, we are not looking after our eyes as much as we should.

The 2020 Vision of Britain Report showed the majority of the Optometrists surveyed say that they are concerned generally about the eye health of the patients they are seeing, with two thirds of Optometrists saying they have noticed an increase in younger people suffering from eye conditions such as Dry Eye and Blepharitis.

Increase in potentially serious eye conditions amongst younger people

Increase in potentially serious eye conditions amongst younger people

Spectrum Thea, a leading ophthalmic company, launched the report which also examines the impact of modern society on the health of our eyes; it’s not just old age but pollution, poor diet, smoking, increased use of screens and computer based devices.

Watch the following video for more details of the report.