At Hunter Laser Vision, we are always encouraging our patients to maintain regular eye health checks with an optometrist or GP. Our vision is such an integral part of our lives so it is extremely important to be aware of any changes occurring as early detection in a lot of cases is extremely important. This Thursday (8th October) is World Sight Day which is aimed to promote and communicate the importance of eye health world- wide.
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) are one of the main advocates for World Sight Day, with their main focus this year being ‘eye care for all’. This message is aimed to influence people of all backgrounds to reflect on how we can all help to ensure that access to eye care is available to everyone, regardless of gender, geographical location or financial status.
One of our current goals at Hunter Laser Vision is to create awareness within the wider community of treatment options available for sufferers of a condition known as Keratoconus.
Keratoconus is a condition that effects the central zone of the cornea, causing it to become steepened. This results in the cornea taking on a cone like shaped appearance, creating significant visual impairment for sufferers.
We hope that by engaging with optometrists and sufferers within the community we will be able to raise awareness of the condition as well as stress the importance of regular health checks as early detection is a crucial factor.