Managing Eye Condtions

Research reveals that 85% of 18-24 year-olds are unaware of the UK’s leading cause of blindness, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and more than half have never heard of glaucoma, one of the most common sight-threatening eye diseases.  With low levels of awareness around eye health, patients may not identify symptoms associated with poor eye health – resulting in many conditions going undiagnosed and untreated.

In response, the Association of Optometrists (AOP) is launching new information leaflets designed to help patients recognise and treat eye conditions. The leaflets form part of the AOP’s patient resources – a suite of more than 10 leaflets and videos on eye health including sight-threatening conditions such as AMD and glaucoma.

Link to Association of Optometrists Website