4Sight Vision Support Champions World Glaucoma Week

Glaucoma

4Sight Vision Support is supporting World Glaucoma Week from 10th to 16th March 2024, and at the same time highlighting the importance of regular eye examinations for everyone – this vital health check can detect a number of conditions and prevent avoidable sight loss.

World Glaucoma Week aims to raise awareness on glaucoma, a chronic, progressive, degenerative disorder of the optic nerve that produces characteristic visual field damage. It is the second cause of blindness, and importantly, it is irreversible. In its early stages, it is asymptomatic and if untreated, it may progress to blindness. 4Sight Vision Support provides support and specialist information to blind and sight impaired residents throughout West Sussex, including many people living with glaucoma. One of its key services is to promote the importance of regular eye health checks – in the case of glaucoma, with early treatment, the damage may be limited and sight may be saved.

4Sight Vision Support CEO Kirstie Thomas added, “We hope by raising awareness of glaucoma, it will encourage all of us to have a regular eye examination. Even those suffering from vision loss should continue to do so as checking for further changes in the eyes can help make the best use of remaining vision and prevent any unnecessary further sight loss.”

To find out more about glaucoma and the importance of taking care of our sight call 01243 828555 or visit www.4sight.org.uk For more details about World Glaucoma Week visit https://www.worldglaucomaweek.org/

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