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

Advice on eye strain, sunglasses, what to do if you splash bleach in your eye, and more

Contact lens safety

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

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.

Low vision explained

Nearly two 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 and lens surgery

Learn more about eye surgery to improve your eyesight (refractive surgery) – how it's done, how effective it is and some of the risks

Sunscreen and sun safety

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.


Find out about styes (infected eyelid cysts), including what causes them, how to treat them, and when to see your GP.

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