World Glaucoma Week kicked off yesterday aiming to shine a light on this silent thief of sight. With around 80 million people worldwide affected by glaucoma, it’s alarming that approximately half of those with the condition are unaware they have it.

Glaucoma refers to heightened pressure within the eye causing damage to the optic nerve. Unfortunately, there’s no cure for this condition, and once vision is lost, it cannot be restored. Early detection is essential in limiting visual impairment & preventing the progression toward severe visual handicap or blindness.

Visit a St John Eye Care Centre for a comprehensive eye exam provided by healthcare professionals who specialise in vision care and correction. Your examining optometrist can detect glaucoma in its early stages and advise you on the best course of action.