11 February 2016
People often value their eyesight as the most important of the senses. Yet every year many people suffer loss of vision that could have been prevented or treated.
This happens for many reasons. Some people believe, if they can see well, that they have healthy eyes. They may not notice a gradual change in their vision. Others believe changes in vision are just down to age while some think visual problems will go away on their own.
The fact is many eye problems only give symptoms (signs you have a problem) when they have been present for a while and when irreversible damage may already have been done.
So this booklet was created to help people better understand the most common eye disorders and more importantly to remind us all that:
- Regular eye checks are a vital part of our general healthcare.
- Eye tests are not just about glasses. Sometimes poor sight may be due to something else that needs medical investigation. No matter how small an eye problem seems, always visit a qualified eye care professional for advice sooner rather than later.
- While there is no substitute for regular eye tests, certain eye conditions have characteristic signs and symptoms that if you experience or notice, you should have your eyes checked.
The good news is that many eye problems can be prevented or treated and the sooner you take action, the better your eyesight will be. Ignoring the problem can be the worst thing to do. Together, by sharing knowledge and seeking advice, we can reduce the number of people who lose their sight.
The Booklet is attached:
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