Optegra To Support National Glaucoma Awareness Week To Educate The UK Against 'The Silent Thief Of Sight'

Optegra To Support National Glaucoma Awareness Week To Educate The UK Against ‘The Silent Thief Of Sight’

Mark the diary. June 12th to June 18th is National Glaucoma Awareness Week, and Optegra Eye Health Care is determined to ensure as many people as possible are aware of the symptoms of the easily treatable eye condition that can lead to blindness if left unchecked.

May 27, 2017 ( datsyn.com) – The International Glaucoma Association (IGA), the charity for people with Glaucoma, are committed to raise awareness about the condition every year via the National Glaucoma Awareness Week event. Optegra, the most trusted eye health group in the UK, provide leading Glaucoma treatment and offer a wealth of information about glaucoma and various other eye health conditions & treatments on their eye health website & blog . Both organisations are committed to combat the potentially crippling vision problems that can arise from glaucoma.

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that hampers sight, caused by damage to the main optic nerve in the eye. Often, the cause of damage is the result of increased pressure in the eye, giving rise to patchy and misty vision. With over 300,000 people thought to be living with glaucoma without knowing, and the worrying risk of blindness if left untreated, the National Glaucoma Week event is a useful one to raise awareness and prompt better identification & action.

Optegra has also highlighted the scourge of glaucoma within their Vision of Britain 2017 report, developed in conjunction with Boots Opticians. The complimentary report outlines myriad ways to protect one’s vision in today’s fast paced world, and glaucoma is significantly profiled within the Vision of Britain study. Both the IGA and Vision of Britain emphasise the importance of regular eye checks to ensure eye conditions such as glaucoma can be identified and treated quickly and efficiently. This practice can help save a person’s vision, helping to counter the frightening statistic of glaucoma impacting 4.5 million people in the world, and being the cause of 12% of global blindness.

In the quest to help communities educate themselves about common vision conditions and solutions, Optegra Eye Health Care host various complimentary Open Evening events set within each of their nationwide dedicated eye hospitals. The free monthly events are frequently oversubscribed and guests can get answers to their personal vision correction questions from highly experienced Optegra surgeons. The events are an ideal place to learn more about permanent vision correction techniques including the latest laser eye surgery and lens replacement for those seeking to permanently lose their glasses or contact lenses.

To learn more about Optegra, UK’s most trusted eye hospital group as rated by patients visit Optegra.com or call Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-4pm.

Optegra Eye Health Care is a specialist provider of ophthalmic services in the UK, China, Czech Republic, Poland and Germany.  Optegra operates 23 eye hospitals and clinics and brings together leading edge research and medical expertise, state-of-the-art surgical equipment and top ophthalmic surgeons renowned for their areas of expertise to offer excellent clinical outcomes in laser eye surgery, lens replacement (Clarivu™), cataract removal, AMD, vitreoretinal and oculoplastic procedures all carried out in five-star patient facilities.

Optegra Eye Health Care operates seven dedicated eye hospitals based in Birmingham, Central London, Hampshire, Manchester, North London, Surrey and Yorkshire. For more information please visit Optegra.com 

 

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