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Vision 2012
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Focus on eyecare as UK sight loss is set to double

OVERVIEW Almost two million people in the UK are living with sight loss, yet one in three of us fail to get our eyes checked regularly, writes Peter Archer

Cool shades for a hot summer

SUNGLASSES Retro or pop? A new, individualistic range of eye-catching sunglasses is on offer this spring and summer. Josh Sims takes a peep and assesses their appeal

Cut out glare with polarised lenses

POLARISED LENSES When buying a pair of sunglasses, most people may simply go for their favourite brand, but the vision-savvy buyer will ensure they get polarised lenses, as Nicky Collinson reports

Diagnostics improving eye health

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION Around 100 people start to lose their sight every day, half of whom could have been saved from blindness through regular eye examinations and the application of state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, writes Yvonne Gordon

How to choose the style for you

FACE SHAPES When choosing the perfect frames, rules are made to be broken. The occasion, hairstyle and outfit will influence what shape should be worn. But frames must ultimately be fit for purpose and face shape may determine the best match for you, as leading design director Marie Wilkinson explains

Plastic is the real thing for frames

FRAME MATERIALS Industry insiders are tipping plastic – or cellulose acetate as it’s known in the trade – as the frame material this season, writes Nicky Collinson

Follow advice for health and comfort

CONTACT LENSES Wearing and caring for your contact lenses properly, under the guidance of an eyecare practitioner, is the key to healthy vision and comfort, writes Nicky Collinson

Don’t go blind through ignorance

RISK FACTORS While ageing and family history are the most significant factors in deteriorating eyesight, there are steps you can take to help minimise their effects, writes Judy Hobson

Looking into future of eye surgery

SIGHT CORRECTION Lasers have revolutionised sight correction procedures and now new techniques and products are about to advance the eye-care revolution, as Josh Sims discovers

Taking care at home and away

EYE CARE Even though more than 80 per cent of us fear losing our sight more than any other of the senses, 20 per cent have not had an eye examination in five years. But, in addition to eye tests, there are daily precautions we can take to protect our eyes and keep them fit and healthy, as Yvonne Gordon discovers

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