Catch up on shows with The Coast On Demand
Thursday, October 04, 2012 1:47 PM
Glaucoma is a condition called the thief of sight because it has no obvious symptoms in its early stages and can ultimately lead to blindness.
By the time you notice a problem with your eyes, the damage has already been done and it can’t be reversed, so prevention is the best option.
With the population ageing, and people living longer, more New Zealanders face the possibility of developing glaucoma.
As there is no cure for glaucoma, it’s very important to pick it up early so treatment can stop its progression. While it is tricky to notice the onset of glaucoma yourself, optometrists can spot glaucoma in an eye exam and treat it to stop it getting worse.
In most cases glaucoma treatment involves using eye drops every day for the rest of your life – a simple thing to do to save precious sight.
Specsavers recommends that everyone should get their eyes tested every two years. However, at any age, if you notice changes in your eyesight you should have your eyes examined straight away.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Coast has your chance to win a trip for two people, touring with the All Bl ...
Friday, June 14, 2013
Coast proudly presents a new 20 episode locally produced series on TVNZ Hea ...
Friday, June 07, 2013
Welcome to Coast Kitchen, a place to share and enjoy recipes. The Coast Ki ...