CONWY county has been named in a list of the 'top 10 areas with Britain's worst vision'.

According to the Book an Eye Test website, who have looked at NHS data, 5.09% of the population are experiencing sight loss.

This percentage sees Conwy rank joint-fourth with New Forest in the list overall behind North Norfolk (5.45%), Rother (5.26%), East Devon (5.12%).

According to the research carried out by Book an Eye Test, 5.940 people living in the county have or are experiencing sight loss.

Katie Memory, Director & Managing Partner at Memory Opticians comments: “Over two million people in the UK suffer from some sort of sight loss, whether that be full or partial loss of sight, temporary or permanent blindness, in one or both eyes.

“The research shows that the places with the highest levels of sight loss are mainly situated in rural or coastal areas. This is not surprising, as these areas are typically home to ageing populations, who often show higher rates of sight loss compared to younger generations, as sight loss increases gradually as we get older. This also explains why, at the other end of the scale, large cities with younger populations such as London and Manchester contain fewer people suffering from sight loss.

“Sight loss may be something you are born with or could occur as a result of a condition, illness, accident or simply growing older. Sight loss can often be treated with vision aids, such as glasses and contact lenses, which is why it is so important to get your eyes tested in order to receive the correct support for your sight loss.”

Book an Eye Test's full research can be found here: