Jan Leeming: 'I watched my father lose his sight' – video
Newsreader and presenter Jan Leeming’s father was diagnosed with macular degeneration. Over a period of 15 years, she witnessed his sight deteriorate until he went almost completely blind. Not realising the condition could be inherited, it came as a terrible shock to Jan that she was herself diagnosed with the initial symptoms of the same disease.
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Very interesting video by Jan Leeming about inheriting Macular Degeneration from her father, who sadly lived the last 25 years of his life without vision. Macular Degeneration is one of the commonest causes of blindness in the UK.
Jan had her own Macular Degeneration detected at an early stage, before she had any symptoms, by her optician. She explains how she's been taking dietary supplements on the advice of her optician ever since her diagnosis and her condition has stabilised with no further deterioration or vision loss.
Jan's experience illustrates just how important regular eye checks are, even if you have no symptoms.
The Big Optician has invested in latest 3D OCT technology. Rather like a CT scan, the OCT will scan your eyes and detects even the most subtle changes which will detect sight-threatening conditions such as macular degeneration and glaucoma at very early stages.
Very few opticians have OCT scanners The Big Optician believes in offering the very best possible clinical eye care and their investment in the OCT scanner enables their optometrists to perform the most sophisticated eye examinations possible.
3D OCT scans are highly recommended for the over 60's and anyone over 40 with a family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration. 3D OCT is also recommended if you have diabetes or glaucoma.
Book your eye test and 3D OCT scan at The Big Optician by phoning 0191 2244555.