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Eye Conditions

It is very important that you regularly test and screen your eyes especially as you get older. Many eye diseases such as glaucoma and cataracts do not have early symptoms. Your eyes and vision could be at risk if these diseases are left unchecked.


 

AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration)

ARMD is one of the biggest causes of sight loss in the UK, affecting more than 600,000 people. It occurs when the macula at the back of your eye is damaged. The macula is responsib...  more  

Astigmatism

Eyes are shaped like footballs, however astigmatism causes your eye to be formed more like an egg. This means that light focuses on more than one part of the retina which can disto...  more  

Cataracts

As we get older, the clear lens inside your eye can become cloudy or misty. This is referred to as cataracts.   more  

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is when the small blood vessels in your retina leak blood. This affects the light sensitive layer of cells at the back of your eye.   more  

Dry Eye

When your eyes don't make enough tears or your tears evaporate too quickly, this is referred to as dry eye. It is more prevalent in women and in people aged over 65.   more  

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease that affects the optic nerve and can lead to sight loss. Chronic glaucoma develops slowly whilst acute glaucoma forms rapidly.  more  

Low Vision

You would be described as having low vision if you cannot see in sufficient detail, even with spectacles or contact lenses. If you have severe low vision you may be certified as be...  more  

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is the inability to focus on things such as your phone, newspaper text and packaging. It is a natural part of ageing and happens when your lens loses elasticity.  more