According to new data released by the UK's most trusted eye healthcare group, office workers are the most likely to develop eye problems, with nurses, teachers and those in management roles closely following.

Furthermore, the data revealed that those in the South were more likely to be seeking treatment for eye problems than anywhere else in England. The job sector most at risk of developing eye health issues have been revealed thanks to new data released on behalf of a UK-based eye health care group.

The findings disclose information on which field and locations are the most likely to develop issues with their optical health, as well as the particular treatments being used most regularly.

The information has been released on behalf of in order to raise awareness of the importance of eye health amongst those within the particularly at-risk categories and encourage them to have regular check-ups. Findings are based on Optegra patients from across the country who have undergone procedures in recent months.

According to patient records, the most common roles / professions which require eye surgery are listed below (in descending order):

1. Office and Clerical work

2. Housekeeping

3. Management Roles

4. Teaching

5. Admin work

6. Nursing

7. Accounts

8. Engineering

9. Doctors

10. Construction

The data also highlighted which areas of England patients were most likely to seek treatment from Optegra for their eye health problems, with 50% of patients attending hospitals in the South, 34% attending hospitals in the North and 16% attending hospitals in the Midlands.

The data also found that cataract surgery (consultant-led vision correction) was the most common eye surgery procedure with 75% of patients getting this treatment, followed by lens replacement surgery (18%) and Laser eye surgery (5%).

Rory Passmore, Managing Director at Optegra UK commented "Looking after ones eye health should be a vital part of well-being, and if you develop eye health problems sometimes there is nothing you can do but seek expert advice. If you notice any changes relating to your vision, make sure you get checked out, especially if your job entails a lot of strain or staring at electronic screens for hours each day. It was surprising to us that both nurses and doctors were in the top 10 who required eye surgery. It is imperative that those who work in health care have great vision and can encourage others to make it a priority also."

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