lady having an eye test with a specialist sight tool shining in her eye

National Glaucoma Awareness Week

National Glaucoma Awareness Week is 6th – 12th June 2016

The focus of this week is to encourage close relatives of someone  with glaucoma to have regular eye examinations. The International Glaucoma Association  have discovered that relatives are not aware of the increased risk of glaucoma. If the relatives are over 40 years of age then they will get a free eye examination under the NHS if their father, mother or children have glaucoma. Everyone over 60 years will receive a free NHS eye examination