Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday

Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Queen Elizabeths 90th birthday

Her Majesty The Queen will be celebrating her 90th birthday this year, with events taking place at Windsor Castle from May 12th to 15th in honour of the momentous occasion.

The four-day extravaganza will look back at Queen Elizabeth's journey over the past 90 years: from the excitement of her birth, through to World War Two, her marriage, the coronation and a reign of more than 60 years.

Horses, actors, bands and dancers will put on a magnificent display as they join together to tell the story of The Queen's life. Each evening the event will be attended by a member of The Royal Family, with HM The Queen attending on the final evening.

Over the last 90 years, Queen Elizabeth has seen many weird and wonderful things - all of which wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for her eyesight being in good check and always in fresh look. That's why it's vital to learn about the importance of eye health and ageing.

As we age, our vision begins to change. This is a natural part of ageing, but if not taken care of early, can lead to severe health problems such as the development of age-related eye diseases. These include cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration - all of which are major causes of blindness and vision loss.

While age-related eye diseases are not always preventable, there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of developing them. Here are just a few:

Visit a professional

If you are aged 50 or over, you should visit an eyecare professional to undergo a comprehensive dilated eye exam - whether you are experiencing eye problems or not. Many eye diseases have no symptoms or warning signs, but a dilated eye exam can detect diseases in their early stages before vision loss occurs.

A balanced diet


It is known that eating a healthy, balanced diet can help to ward off problems like obesity and diabetes. But did you know that eating healthily can also help to keep your eye health in good check?

Dark green and brightly coloured vegetables, such as sweetcorn, spinach and carrots, can all aid healthy vision due to the powerful antioxidants and vitamins they contain. Such nutrients have been shown to improve eye health and prevent age-related eye diseases.

Use good lighting

According to the NHS, your eyes need three times as much light when you're 60 as they did when you were 20. Therefore, increase the natural light in your home by keeping curtains drawn back and windows clean. Position furniture, such as chairs and sofas, so they are facing windows and make sure electric lights are not shone directly onto book pages or television or computer screens to avoid glare.

If you have any questions surrounding eye health, contact our optician today at optician@feelgoodcontacts.com

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