You may not be aware you are developing sight loss until it has a significant impact. However, 50 per cent of sight loss is avoidable. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for preventing unnecessary sight loss.
- Get your eyes examined every two years or as often as advised by an optometrist/optician.
- If you notice any changes in your vision, make an appointment with your optician to discuss your concerns.
- If you have a disability or illness which makes it difficult to leave your house, you're entitled to an eye examination at home.
- If you feel a traditional letter chart is unsuitable, let the optician know as they have alternative ways to examine your vision.
- If you need glasses, ask the optometrist/optician to recommend the most appropriate glasses for you.
- If you wear glasses, follow the four Cs: make sure your glasses are Correct, Current, Clean and Comfortable to make the most of your vision.