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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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Partial eclipse eye safety warning

Experts are warning of the dangers to eyesight if people don’t follow safety guidance on how to watch the partial solar eclipse on 21st August.

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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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