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Eye health overview

Good eye health and eye care are crucial to protect your sight, prevent common eye disorders, and treat eye problems early. Learn more about eye diseases, contagious conditions such as conjunctivitis, and how to tell if you have good - or bad - vision.

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New glaucoma eye test shows promise

UK scientists have developed an eye test that could mean fewer people losing their sight because of glaucoma.

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Visual acuity

Visual acuity describes how well you see detail with your central vision.

This is usually measured using a special chart with rows of letters that start with one big one at the top and get smaller row by row - called a Snellen scale.

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