11 Jul 2019

Glaucoma month: Get your eyes checked

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:15 pm on 11 July 2019

There's a group of Kiwis out there who may be close to losing their sight - but they don't know it.

Most people only see an optometrist if they think they need glasses, so many New Zealanders with glaucoma are legally blind before they have any symptoms. 

It's Glaucoma Awareness Month and there's a big push for people to get their eyes checked before it's too late. Professor Helen Danesh-Meyer is here to explain the disease. 

Optometry concept. Male patient under optometrist optician examinination of eyesight in eye ophthalmological clinic

Photo: 123rf

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