At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013 - (Page 160)

For eyes on IF YOU AND YOUR SIGHT AREN’T SEEING EYE TO EYE, THERE MAY BE A VISION PROBLEM – LUCKILY, MOST CONDITIONS ARE TREATABLE T the blink he majority of people will have to wear glasses at some point in their lives. For the lucky few, though, this may not be until late middle age, but for a large percentage of people, wearing glasses is a daily essential – even from childhood. One in five of 16 to 24 year olds in the UK now have to wear spectacles, rising to a third aged between 25 and 34. But if your eyes aren’t straining to see, how do you know if you need specs? You book an eye test with an 160 | JUNE 2013 optician’s of course. They’re free for children, pensioners and many others on benefits of various sorts – but even if you do have to pay, they can cost as little as £10 at Boots and other high-street chains. And it might just save you from going blind! TESTING, TESTING ‘A full eye examination not only determines whether you need glasses and of what strength,’ explains Krysten Williams of the Spectralis imaging system favoured by many optometrists (www.heidelberg, ‘but can also detect the presence of serious eye conditions such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. Early treatment is often the key to saving your sight.’ ‘What’s more,’ adds a spokesperson for the Association of Optometrists (AOP,, ‘eye tests can pick up general health problems as well, ranging from diabetes and high blood pressure to brain tumours.’ Older people should have an eye test every year, even if their vision seems good. And parents should be vigilant – if children get inexplicably frustrated trying to read, their eyesight needs to be checked urgently. http://www.heidelberg

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013

Editor's letter
Carol's hello
Summer days
Rear of the year
Shades of citrus
Maxi moment
Good for the sole
Razzle dazzle
Swing by the sixties
All shapes and sizes
Steal her look
The swimwear round
A moment with Carol
Beaming with pride
Loose women
Forever friends
What men want
The D word
Fear not
Keep your flirt on
Sex on fire
Culinary classics
Food glorious food
At a pinch
Oiling the meals
Flaming hot
Under the grill
Raise a glass
Water works
Weight-dropping wonders
Tuck in
Home improvements
Holiday hazards
Proceed with caution
Warning signs
Down to the bare bones
Back on track
A sorry sight
20 under £20
How do they do it?
Rewind time
Lacklustre locks?
Pearly brights
Good job hunting
Old timers
The golden years
Cash in a flash
Money guru
Foster the love
Child's play
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
Summertime accessories
Those in glass houses
On the tiles
Home safe home
Savvy traveller
Holiday honcho
Port of call
Here come the girls
It's a numbers game
Book it in
Up, up and away!
Last word

At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013