Residents in East England have revealed their top sights across the UK in a new survey released today ahead of National Eye Health Week (23-29 September).


The research, commissioned by Specsavers, asked more than 2000 adults to rank their favourite visions across the country, and those in East England picked the Norfolk Broads as their favourite, followed closely by Windemere Lake in Cumbria and Loch Ness.


But despite 99% of those surveyed saying it is important to get their eyes checked, a third say they don’t get their eyes checked often enough because they claim it’s too expensive or they forget.


Sight loss in Hertfordshire


There are over 37,000 people living with sight loss in Hertfordshire. However, as half of all sight loss is avoidable, the survey aims to highlight the importance of our vision and why we should not take it for granted.


Having your eyes tested does not just check for changes in vision but can help prevent sight loss through early detection of conditions and even spot other health concerns such as high blood pressure and diabetes.


Hertfordshire stores ask people to picture their favourite sights through augmented reality


This National Eye Health Week, Specsavers in Hertfordshire is raising the importance of regular eye tests and is asking people to imagine what their life would be like with impaired vision, by releasing an augmented reality (AR) filter on social media. The filter, across Facebook and Instagram, gives an impression of common eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts.


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