North East locals urged to get more regular eye checks
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It is estimated that two per cent of the region’s population who are over the age of 40 will be suffering from glaucoma – but only half will have been diagnosed.
Today, in National Glaucoma Week, a leading consultant from Sunderland Eye Infirmary urged people to attend regular opticians’ appointments in a bid to prevent the condition reaching an advanced level.
Consultant optometrist Scott Fraser said: “There will be thousands of people out there who have this but don’t know it.