Win a free eye exam at Specsavers
Did you know one-in-seven New Zealanders over the age of 50 could be affected by macular degeneration – the leading cause of blindness across the country?
This week is Macular Degeneration Awareness Week and Kiwis are being encouraged to get their eyes tested regularly – one of the best preventative measures against macular degeneration and other serious eye health conditions.
We’ve got two Specsavers eye exam vouchers to give away to our readers for Macular Degeneration Awareness Week.
To enter simply email your name, contact phone number and address to email@example.com (please put ‘‘Eye exam’’ in the subject line).
Entries close on May 29. Macular degeneration causes progressive macula damage resulting in loss of central vision.
The macula is the central part of the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.
‘‘Smoking is the biggest controllable risk associated with macular degeneration,’’ Specsavers New Lynn optometrist Philip Walsh says.
‘‘Quitting smoking at any age can significantly help to reduce your likelihood of eye health complications, yet nearly half of New Zealanders are unaware that smoking affects eye health.’’
Macular Degeneration Awareness Week is about encouraging people to get their eyes tested.