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Cambridge residents urged to see off silent sight stealer

All eyes will be on a local opticians and the MP for Cambridge as they highlight the importance of regular sight tests for all, to spot diseases such as glaucoma.

Daniel Zeichner MP met Kam Dhillon and Alison Lask from the Cambridgeshire Local Optical Committee this at A & I Lask Opticians.

Research by the RNIB shows that more than 27 per cent of the public (14 million people) do not have regular sight tests.

The opticians are urging people over the age of 40 to have their eyes tested every two years to check for signs of glaucoma which is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the UK.

The eye condition gives no warning symptoms but a simple eye test leading to early diagnosis can prevent blindness. It is mainly found in people over the age of 40 and risks increase with age so that one in ten people over the age of 80 are sufferers.

Daniel Zeichner MP said:“An eye test isn't just about getting glasses - think of it as an MOT for your eyes that could end up saving your sight."

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