Routine eye test saves woman"s sight

Routine eye test saves woman"s sight

A Scottish woman"s eyesight was saved recently following a routine eye test which discovered a potentially blinding condition.

Rose Forrest, from Wishaw, visited her local optometrist and found out that she had the signs of glaucoma, which is common in older people and can lead to total blindness if not treated, the Wishaw Press reported.

Luckily, she was able to take eye drops rather than needing to undergo surgery and said she is thankful to the team which spotted it.

The 75-year-old told the newspaper: "I was surprised given that I hadn"t noticed any obvious change in my eyesight. I would definitely encourage others to book in for regular tests. It might just save their eyesight, like it did for me."

Recently, a Sheffield optician came to the rescue of fencing prodigy Elinor Robinson, when he provided her with contact lenses at the very last minute after she forgot to pack them in her equipment pack for the Girls Under-18s British Youth Fencing Championships.

by Alexa Kaczka

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