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What Is Long Sight (Hyperopia)?

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Hyperopia is an eye condition that is often better known as long sightedness.

If you have difficulty focusing on things that are close by, but find it easy to see things that are far away, there’s a chance you could be long sighted.

Long sightedness is caused when the eyeball is too short or when the lens is not round enough. This makes it difficult for the eye to focus on near objects.

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Infographic: Royal Baby In Our Sights

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With the arrival of the Royal Baby; Prince George Alexander Louis, Optical Express would firstly like to offer their congratulations to Kate & William on the birth of a beautiful healthy baby boy. To coincide with the Prince’s arrival we have produced this handy infographic detailing a women’s eyesight during pregnancy, as well as offering five facts about your baby’s eyesight you may not already know.

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Royal Baby In Our Sights

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The UK’s press are on standby this week as Royal Baby fever reaches its peak. The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to give birth this weekend at St. Mary’s Hospital in London.

With the country’s most anticipated arrival imminent, we take time to think about Kate and fellow expectant mothers on their journey through pregnancy and the affects it can have on their eye sight.

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What is better than 20/20?

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We’ve been inundated with people asking us –  “What does 20/20 vision actually mean?”

So we put the question to Optical Express’ Clinical Services Director Stephen Hannan, who explains:

“By conducting research, optometrists have basically been able to gauge the standard of vision that a person should be able to see when standing 20 feet away from an eye chart. If you have 20/20 vision, it means that when you stand 20 feet away from the chart you can see exactly the same as someone with standard vision can see.”

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Infographic: Festival Eye Care

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Well, summer has finally arrived! Whether you’re jetting off to sunnier climes or staying put in Blighty, you’re surely not far from one of the many music festivals taking place this summer. And to make sure your experience goes without a hitch, we at Optical Express have put together a handy infographic outlining the best way to look after your eyes. Share with your friends and make sure your eyes are looked after on your festival trip!

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