Poor eyesight 'detracts from life'

Posted on 27 July 2011

Poor eyesight can 'detract from life's experiences', according to one expert, suggesting that people paying for care should attend regular eye checks.

Graham Cox, professional services manager for Ultralase, said that eyesight is "one of the most valuable senses we have" but is often taken for granted.

He continued that while poor eyesight may just be an inconvenience for some, it can put others in danger.

"That's why it's so important to keep your eyes healthy with regular checks, and make the most of your sight with the treatments and technologies available to today's patients," said Mr Cox.

Mr Cox added that the best way to prevent cataracts from forming is to protect eyes from UV exposure and avoid prolonged exposure to bright light.

This follows research from the business which revealed that 85 per cent of doctors surveyed believed that postponing treatment for cataracts had a negative impact on the lives of patients.

Posted by Natalie Edwards

 

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