Eye health

Look after your eyes

Find out why regular eye tests are important and how a healthy lifestyle can help you maintain good vision.

Eye safety

Injury or damage to the eye can be extremely painful and may permanently affect your eyesight.

Contact lens safety

More than 3 million people in the UK wear contact lenses, but many users don't follow the instructions.

Diabetic eye screening

Everyone aged 12 or over with diabetes is offered diabetic eye screening, an annual check for early signs of diabetic retinopathy. Find out more.

Eye health tips for older people

How to keep your eyes healthy after the age of 60 with NHS eye tests, prescription lenses and lifestyle changes.

Living with low vision

Nearly 2 million people in the UK are affected by low vision. With the right help, eyesight can be maximised.

Watering eyes

What causes this irritating problem and how your GP may be able to help.

Laser eye surgery

Surgical techniques have been developed to correct eyesight and reduce the need for glasses.

Protect your skin and eyes in the sun

Protect your skin against sun damage (including sunbeds) and reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Caring for a black eye

How to help a black eye to heal at home, and when to go to the doctor.

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