26th Oct, 2020

Residents urged to take a closer look at their eye health

Laura Kearns 17th Oct, 2020

PEOPLE are being urged to take a closer look at their eye health.

South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is suggesting small lifestyle changes which could improve eye health.

Chairman Dr David Spraggett said: “Many people think that a sight test is just about checking whether you need glasses or contact lenses. But it’s also a vital check to see if your eyes are healthy – just like having regular check-ups at the dentist.

“During a sight test, it’s possible that other health conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes can be detected – as well as eye conditions like glaucoma, which can be treated successfully if found early enough.”

Things people can do to improve eye health include eating well, quitting smoking, keeping fit, wearing sunglasses and taking screen breaks.

Dr Spraggett added: “If you’re concerned about any aspect of your vision, contact your optician or GP at any time. The NHS is here for you, but due to covid-19, some services may operate a little differently to keep patients and staff safe.”

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