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The classic 1865 novel by Lewis Carroll has today been re-released by The College of Optometrists in entirely blurred text, to raise awareness of the importance of children’s eye health. The new release named ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: The Blurred Edition’ has been launched after new research reveals that up to a fifth (23%) of parents have never taken their children to get their eyes tested.
Every single word of Carrolls’ classic, including the original illustrations by John Tenniel are out of focus in this newly released blurred edition. As Alice herself thinks: “what is the use of a book without pictures or conversations?” – in this case, while the book cannot be read, its use is to reflect the deteriorating eyesight of many of our children and how the much-loved book could appear in their eyes.
Aston spoke to Daniel Hardiman-McCartney and Dr Paramdeep Singh Bilkhu, clinical advisors for the College of Optometrists to discuss the launch of the blurry edition and to explain just how important regular eye checks are.
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