Specsavers Divisional Chair optometrist highlights vision crisis in London

Specsavers Divisional Chair optometrist highlights vision crisis in London

EXPERTS warn the impact of the pandemic is a ‘ticking time bomb’ on eye health, as new data is released. Specsavers London Divisional Chair, Kam Khambay is highlighting the stark findings from a national report* which shows there were 4.3 million fewer eye appointments during the pandemic – with 111,908 of missed appointments at Specsavers across Central London The State of the UK’s Eye Health Report 2021, commissioned by Specsavers in collaboration with leading eye health experts and charities, counts not only the additional financial burden now facing society as a result of the pandemic, but more worryingly, the very real cost to people’s sight. UK wide, it shows that almost 3,000 people (2,986) are estimated to have lost their sight due to delayed identification and treatment of eye disease …
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