Understanding Vision

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Understanding vision

When consulting eye care professionals, you're in good hands. They should know how to guide and advise you all the way to the prescription and the glasses that optimally meet your needs and preferences. However, to understand and actively take part in decisions along the way, it's good to understand how vision works and know the basics.

Healthy eyesight for life

Our eyes play a crucial role in almost everything we do, yet most of us take our vision for granted. Understanding how your eyesight works and how your eyes change over time will help you keep your vision healthy for a lifetime.

A better view of your eyes

Learn more about your vision, the eye conditions and diseases you may be at risk of and how to choose the right lenses and frames for you.

Eye anatomy

Understand the main components that make up your eyes

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How eyesight works

Find out how your eyes convert light into vision

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Eyesight problems

Common eyesight problems and how to identify them

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Eye diseases

Learn about some common eye diseases and how to avoid or alleviate them

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Eye conditions

Find out how your eyes are at risk to a number of environmental, genetic and age-related factors

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Protect your eyes

Prevent age-related eye conditions and diseases

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Taking care of your vision

Visit your optician regularly to have your eyes examined. If you're concerned about your vision or notice any changes, please consult an eye care professional. Detecting and treating problems early can help maintain good vision for the rest of your life.

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