If you have been reading Fashion and Style Police for a while now, you would know all about my outfit posts, and how much I love having my sunglasses on. Apart from the fact that I believe sunglasses are so stylish, and have the power to give an outfit the ‘WOW’ factor, I also like to have them on because it stops me from squirting and blinking endlessly.
For those who do not know, I am short-sighted, and have been for many years. I was diagnosed very early in life which was great. I was struggling to read what was written on the board at school, and all members of my immediate family were short-sighted so it was a no brainer really. I was introduced to the world of spectacles, which I hated, but they made my life easier, so I had to get on with it until contact lenses came around, and I became old enough to manage them.
I now wear contact lenses which I prefer, but I still find myself falling back on my glasses every now and again.
My experience with my eye sight has made me appreciate the little things many people take for granted, like just being able to read and see clearly with any help.
This week is World Glaucoma Week, and it has got me thinking a lot more about my eye health, and the many people I know affected by Glaucoma. Many of us tend to take the health of our eyes for granted, I know I do. I always have to be reminded to book my yearly routine eye checks, and most times, I take these eye checks for granted. I consider them just ‘routine’, but these ‘routine’ checks can save sight, can save lives!
In support of World Glaucoma Week 2017, NRS Healthcare has put together an informative guide, infographic and interview, to raise awareness around glaucoma in support of World Glaucoma Week 2017.
Here are 5 facts you need to know about Glaucoma –
- Glaucoma is an eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects your eye to your brain, becomes damaged. It can lead to loss of vision if not detected and treated early on.
- Glaucoma is a common condition, but 1 in 2 people are unaware they have this condition at first because it has no symptoms in the early stages.
- It can affect people of all ages, including babies and young children.
- Regular eye tests are very important as an eye test can detect Glaucoma.
- Without treatment, it can lead to blindness.
Are you or anyone you know affected by Glaucoma? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below, and please remember to share this as well to help raise some awareness. Thank you.