Loss of vision is something which nobody can avoid, as it affects every single person at some point, one expert has pointed out.
According to Rosie Gavzey, director of the Eyecare Trust, sight loss is an "inevitable consequence of ageing" and should therefore be accepted by people, although this does not mean they should not do anything to combat it.
With many means of vision correction possible, from glasses to contact lenses, there are ways to ensure people do not suffer just because their eyesight is failing, she noted.
"The risk of developing sight-threatening eye conditions, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts, increases as we age. However, early detection during an eye examination can often mean your sight is saved," she added.
by Emily Tait