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October 2020

Because mum wore glasses, she had my eyes tested when I was in primary school. I needed glasses then for short-sightedness and astigmatism. I only ever used my glasses occasionally.

Because mum wore glasses, she had my eyes tested when I was in primary school. I needed glasses then for short-sightedness and astigmatism. I only ever used my glasses occasionally.   Towards the end of her life – she died at 90 years old - my mother had glaucoma. We were told to get checked, my sister, my brother and myself, because there was a higher risk of us getting glaucoma.  When I went to get a new prescription for glasses, the optometrist detected the glaucoma and referred me to an eye clinic and the doctor I saw tried laser first. Now I have been putting one drop into both eyes each night, and that has kept my pressure okay. I am so glad that my glaucoma was detected early!!  No photo supplied - stock image used

Towards the end of her life – she died at 90 years old - my mother had glaucoma. We were told to get checked, my sister, my brother and myself, because there was a higher risk of us getting glaucoma.

When I went to get a new prescription for glasses, the optometrist detected the glaucoma and referred me to an eye clinic and the doctor I saw tried laser first. Now I have been putting one drop into both eyes each night, and that has kept my pressure okay. I am so glad that my glaucoma was detected early!!

No photo supplied - stock image used

I am so glad that my glaucoma was detected early!!
Elaine