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Test Your Eyes This World Sight Day With This Great British Bake Off Snellen Test

To celebrate one of the most popular shows on TV this Autumn, we've created a Great British Bake Off inspired Snellen chart, designed to give the brain and eyes a workout.

A classic eye test, which is designed to be read at a distance, the Snellen test checks how far patients can read down the lines of letters, which gradually get smaller and smaller.

We're challenging Brits with this tricky brainteaser to hunt for a total of eight types of tasty treats, the most famous Bake Off phrase, presenter and judges’ names all hidden within the Snellen chart.

The illusion features the names of the well-known phrases and names without key letters within them, getting smaller and smaller, making them even trickier to spot.

The specially adapted Snellen chart, which has 11 lines of 149 letters, was today released as part of World Sight Day.

It is estimated that 253 million people globally are living with some degree of vision impairment and 36 million are blind.

Stephen Hannan, Clinical Services Director at Optical Express said:

“Optical Express wants to raise awareness about the importance of getting your eyes tested this World Sight Day. 

“The importance of regular eye tests is vital for maintaining good eye health and accurate vision. An eye test can spot an array of eye conditions such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in addition to a range of general health conditions such as hypertension and diabetes to name a few. AMD is the most common cause of visual impairment in the UK today.

“This month many Brits will be giving up smoking and drinking to improve their lifestyles and Optical Express are offering free eye tests nationwide for anyone who completes Stoptober and Go Sober for October.

Snellen charts are named after the Dutch Ophthalmologist, Herman Snellen, who developed the chart in 1862 and are used in opticians nationwide as one of many ways to test eyesight.”

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