Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of sight loss, affecting around 700,000 people in the UK according to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and Specsavers.
Worryingly, they also estimate that as many as 50% of cases of glaucoma are currently undiagnosed.
Regular eye tests matter
That is why regular eye tests are so important, according to the experts at Specsavers Golders Green.
And some of the team at the store, in Golders Green Road, have recently taken a new training course designed to better support customers with glaucoma.
Book one today
Tejin Shah, store director in Golders Green, said: ‘Glaucoma can be very hard to detect without an eye test, especially as it can be symptomless in its early stages.
‘Sadly, once sight has been lost, it cannot be restored – although effective treatment can help prevent any further damage. That is why, if you have not had an eye test for a while, you really should book one today.’