10 - 16 March is World Glaucoma Awareness Week
Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the UK. It affects more than 500,000 people in England and Wales alone. The most common form of glaucoma is almost always painless, so regular eye checks with an optometrist is the only way to detect it.
So it is really important to have regular eye tests with your optometrist. During the eye examination we carry out various tests to help get a picture of your overall eye health. The test will:
If your eye pressure is raised we will invite you back for a further check to see if this is always the case.
If you are due an eye test or have any concerns, please get in contact with a member of our team.