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Think you’re meeting the needs of your eyes? Take the National Eye Health Week quiz to see if you could be doing more.

 

When was your last sight test?

A) Two year’s ago or less

B) Less than five years ago

C) 10 years ago or more

 

How often do you think you should have your eyes tested?

A) Every other year

B) Once every five years or so

C) Only if I notice a change in my eyes

 

Are you a smoker?

A) No

B) I was but I quit in the last 10 years

C) Yes

 

How many servings of fruit and veg do you have on average?

A) Five servings a day

B) Two servings a day

C) I don’t eat fruit and vegetables every day

 

How much fish do you eat

A) Two or more portions a week

B) One serving a week

C) I rarely eat fish

 

How often do you give your eyes a break when working on your computer, tablet or mobile device?

A) I give my eyes a break every twenty minutes or so

B) I only look away every hour or so

C) I only look away from my screen when I grab some lunch or it’s time for bed

 

What’s your Body Mass Index (BMI)?

A) My BMI is normal (in the 18.5 – 24.9 range)

B) My BMI is between 25 and 30

C) My BMI is over 30

 

To work out your BMI:

divide your weight in kilograms (kg) by your height in metres (m)

then divide the answer by your height again to get your BMI

 

For example:

If you weigh 70kg and you're 1.75m tall, divide 70 by 1.75. The answer is 40.

Then divide 40 by 1.75. The answer is 22.9. This is your BMI.

 

Do you always protect your eyes when the UV Index rises to three or more?

A) Yes, I ensure I wear CE, British Standard or UV 400 marked sunglasses whenever the UV Index rises above three, even on a cloudy day.

B) I mostly wear sunglasses when the sun is out

C) I really wear sunglasses

 

How often do you exercise?

A) I have an active lifestyle and do at least two hours of physical activity a week

B) I have a fairly active lifestyle

C) I rarely exercise

 

When doing DIY around the house do you protect your eyes?

A) Yes, I always wear safety goggles when doing DIY

B) I occasionally wear goggles

C) I never wear safety goggles

 

If you answered

All As

Congratulations – You’re an eye health superstar. Keep up the good work!

As and Bs

You could be doing more to protect your eyes from avoidable sight loss. Making small changes to your lifestyle and having regular sight tests will minimise your risk of suffering common eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

Bs and Cs

Your lifestyle is putting you at increased risk of sight loss. Quit smoking, watch your weight and make sure you have a sight test once every two year.