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Credit crunch could affect eyesight

31st December 2008

The charity Action for Blind People has warned the credit crunch could mean more people going blind as they avoid eye checks to save money.

It polled 2,350 adults and found more than 25% had not had an eye test in the past two years, and of those 30% blamed cost. The charity believes that at around £24, the cost of a check-up is a small price to pay compared to losing your sight. Experts say generally the maximum time a person should go between tests should be two years.

 

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Article Information

Title: Credit crunch could affect eyesight
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 9683
Date Added: 31st Dec 2008

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