Here at Focus Clinics, we have collaborated with photographers from all over England to put together a photographic journal that showcases the Best of English Views today; in focus. From Yorkshire to Essex, and Norfolk to Cornwall, we asked each of the photographers to contribute an image of the landscape from their county that they feel captures it in it's best light.
In England, we are fortunate to have a number of historic and modern must-see views right on our doorstep. The Great British countryside dominates the series of stunning photographs as they portray an abundance of lush green landscapes alongside bustling tourist spots and quintessentially British postcard snaps. There are 15 National Parks in the UK that stretch all across our nation from the Yorkshire Dales in the North, to The New Forest along the South Coast. These places of unspoilt beauty were designated to protect wildlife and conserve them from as early as the 19th century.
It also seems that as Brits we are proud of the natural beauty of our Jurassic coastline, as this too appears frequently throughout the counties. There are numerous awards in place to encourage the protection of Britain’s beaches. The ‘Blue Flag Award’ and the ‘Seaside Award’ are awarded by Keep Britain Tidy who use a set of strict criteria which includes water quality, environmental management and safety to determine the winners.
The piece features images of Tower Bridge, Southend Pier and the Lake District, which has recently joined the Grand Canyon and the Taj Mahal as a World Heritage Site.
Scroll through the piece below to see what English views have been chosen to represent your county:
The shocking thing is, that the majority of Brits cannot see these beautiful English views without glasses or contact lenses. Over two million people in the UK are currently living with sight loss. That's around one person in every 30. By 2050, this figure is expected to reach a staggering four million as the average life expectancy of the population will gradually rise and we live for longer; which is when our sight is most likely to deteriorate.
Saddeningly, 50% of sight loss can be avoided and is easily treatable. The two million people who do not experience the strikingly beautiful British landscape to its full potential, as a result of their visual impairment, may be able to. Focus Clinics want to raise awareness of eye health in the UK and to encourage the population to regularly undergo thorough eye tests (at least every 2 years) to catch prevalent sight-stealing conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma before it’s too late.
To see what image has been put forward for your county view the fully interactive piece here.
For more information on restoring eyesight get in touch with us in the clinic on 0207 307 8250.