Salisbury opticians raise concerns over glaucoma risks

Salisbury opticians raise concerns over glaucoma risks

Published at 3:18pm 26th September 2018. (Updated at 9:42am 27th September 2018)

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Vision Express says the number of cases locally is higher than the national average.

The figures have been revealed as part of National Eye Health Week (until Sunday 30th September).

They show that 4,200 people in the Salisbury area are believed to have glaucoma - an eye disease which affects the optic nerve and can lead to blindness.

11.5% of people locally (around 4,800 people) also display risk factors for age-related macular degeneration.


Vision Express is marking National Eye Health Week by bringing their mobile eye testing unit (pictured above) into the city centre.

It'll be parked up in the Guildhall Square today (Thursday September 27th) between 9.00am and 5.00pm.

The team on-board will be able to offer free eye health checks to anyone that goes along.

They'll be able to spot the signs of any potential illness and provide advice.

You can also find out more about looking after your eyesight on their website or visit the Vision Express store on Butcher Row in Salisbury. 

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