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World Glaucoma Week

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 theย optic nerve, which connects your eye to your brain,ย 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.

 

*Collaborative Post.

 

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26 responses

  1. This is a very good and educative topic. I am short sighted and everyone in my family uses glasses too. I really appreciate your tips on Glaucoma and advice for regular check up. This information will definitely be passed to everyone around me. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Glaucoma runs in the family so I get eye checks every year. I hadn’t realised it was so prevalent in the black community. Will definitely be spreading the word. Thanks for sharing!

  3. My brother has glaucoma so I have yearly check up now. I do spend alot on my glasses has I have to wear them all the time

    All singing all dancing anti scratch reactorlight glasses with the sunnies built in etc. I have to have them so I want the best frame wise as well.

    I have never been able to get my head round contacts with the messing with the eyes so don’t wear them.

  4. This is a topic that is rarely discussed or heard of and I had no idea so many people could be affected! A very worthy campaign, I hope people get tested so they can be treated sooner

  5. I did a blind awareness training course a few years ago and we got to try out wearing different ‘glasses’ that gave us the experience of having different eye sight conditions – with Glaucoma being one. It was so interesting. It really made me appreciate the sight I have, and one of the tips the guy said was to wear sunglasses as often as possible!

  6. I am the same. Short sigted since I can remember but contact lenses are great solution. Its good that you are raising awareness of this week, glaucoma is serious condition people should know about

  7. I’m short-sighted, diagnosed at 7 years of age. My eyes have improved ever so slightly but I still wear glasses. I was surprised to learn short-sightedness can be a risk at developing glaucoma!

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