Friday, November 8, 2013
UK Needs to Spend More on Eye Health
"Eye care services in the UK are focusing too much on commercial value and not enough on the prevention of eye disease and sight loss, warns a charity," according to a post on Information Daily. "The UK mascara market is worth a staggering £130 million pounds, whereas money spent on eye health care research comes in at only £30 million a year. By 2050, visual impairment will affect four million people with the total cost of eye disease and sight loss costing an estimated £8 billion, says a new report carried out by the NPC. Currently the report has found that whilst people are fearful of losing their sight, this is not reflected in the attitude many of us have towards taking better care of our eyes." Read more.