If Australians Fear Blindness As Much As Cancer, Then Why Aren’t We Getting Our Eyes Tested

One third of all Australians list blindness as their most feared health condition, alongside cancer.

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eye testOne third of all Australians list blindness as their most feared health condition, alongside cancer. Yet two out of five Australians are still not having their eyes tested on a regular basis despite the fact that 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable if detected early.

The not-for-profit RANZCO (Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists) Eye Foundation is encouraging all Australians to have their eyes tested in July as part of its JulEYE campaign.

Once vision is lost it cannot be restored, so if you haven’t had your eyes tested then make an appointment this July.

To find out more on where to make an appointment, or to make a donation to fund research into the major causes of blindness, go to http://www.eyefoundation.org.au/

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