On Thursday 9 October people around the world will celebrate World Sight Day with members of the organising body - the IAPB - drawing attention to the importance of eye health.
The teams at Visualase laser eye surgery clinic, and Clough’s Opticians are keen to ensure all their patients have the knowledge they need to ensure their eyes remain as healthy as possible, and also support various eye health charities by donating no longer needed glasses that can be recycled to raise funds.
Over the years Visualase has donated thousands of pairs of glasses to various charities specialising in the recycling / reuse of eyewear, and if you have any unwanted specs feel free to bring them into the clinic in Bolton.
The focus of this year’s World Sight Day is ‘no more avoidable blindness’ with the aim to raise as much public awareness about blindness and vision impairment as possible and influence governments around the world to designate funds to prevention programmes.
To find out more about World Sight Day click here.
All eye surgical procedures carry a level of risk including not obtaining the desired outcome, through to varying levels of visual loss. Your eye surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits, including ones specific to your circumstances, at the time of your pre-operative consultation.