Eye & Sight
About 80 percent of human perception takes place via the eyes. This applies to the selection of clothes, the orientation in traffic or the information retrieval during reading, watching TV and working at the computer.
If this sensory perception is significantly limited, someone is considered to have a visual impairment or a visual disability up to blindness. Almost two million people in the UK are living with sight loss, and the number is increasing (Access Economics, 2009).
Most visual impairments occur as a result of age-related eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy. Approximately 85% of the visually impaired are aged over 60.
The following information will educate you on the physiology of the eye, typical eye diseases and their symptoms and will give you some advice on prevention.
In addition, you will also find our online low vision eye test.