Check your eyes

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reformer VIew -

Dear ed­i­tor,

I’m sup­port­ing lead­ing eye re­search char­ity Fight for Sight to raise aware­ness of the need for ev­ery­one to take reg­u­lar eye tests – even if you think you can see well.

I per­son­ally know how im­por­tant it is to look after your sight. I suf­fered with a rup­tured cyst, which un­for­tu­nately de­te­ri­o­rated to the point now where I have very poor sight.

I would urge ev­ery­one to have their eyes tested at least ev­ery two years as this will pick up on the early signs of eye con­di­tions like this – as well as glau­coma or mac­u­lar de­gen­er­a­tion – so that peo­ple can get treat­ment where avail­able as early as pos­si­ble.

Fight for Sight’s re­search shows that three in ten peo­ple don’t get their eyes tested at the rec­om­mended fre­quency of ev­ery two years, and that the most com­mon rea­son is that peo­ple think that they can see fine. I hope my let­ter will en­cour­age peo­ple to think again about look­ing after their eyes dur­ing Na­tional Eye Health Week. June Brown East­end­ers ac­tress

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