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Your vision is precious — protect your eyes from the sun

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We protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun, however we often neglect our eyes. Ultraviolet radiation can cause adverse effects to our eyes. Studies have suggested that prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause increased risk of macular degeneration of the retina (AMD), cataract of the intraocular lens, corneal damage, and ocular adnexal (conjunctival or eyelid) melanomas.

Your vision is precious — protect your eyes from the sun

We protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun, however we often neglect our eyes. Ultraviolet radiation can cause adverse effects to our eyes. Studies have suggested that prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause increased risk of macular degeneration of the retina (AMD), cataract of the intraocular lens, corneal damage, and ocular adnexal (conjunctival or eyelid) melanomas.

Free AMD testing for Westmeath as part of annual awareness week

People aged 50 and over in Westmeath are encouraged to participate in this year’s Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness campaign by availing of a free AMD test in late September.

Free AMD eye testing offered in Mayo

This year’s AMD Awareness Week is running from September 22 to 30, to promote early detection of the signs of AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration), the most common cause of registered blindness in Ireland.  AMD is the principal cause of sight loss for people over the age of 50 in the western world and, although it is not as well known as other eye diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma, it is thought to affect one in 10 Irish people over the age of 50. 

Free AMD eye testing in Westmeath

This year’s AMD Awareness Week is running from September 22-30 to promote early detection of the signs of AMD (age-related macular degeneration), the most common cause of registered blindness in Ireland.

Ford looks to design cars for visually impaired

Ford has joined forces with Cambridge University to gain a better understanding of visual impairment issues that come with an aging society and to use digital tools to better design vehicles for those with vision problems.

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Free AMD eye testing

New research carried out among people in Ireland over the age of 50 identified sight loss as their most commonly held fear, with 40 per cent of respondents highlighting that they would miss their independence most if they were affected by visual impairment, followed by reading (23 per cent) and driving (16 per cent).

Latest camera technology at Munnelly Opticians

Most people are aware of the importance of an eye examination every two years for the purposes of their sight. Many, however, overlook the emphasis your optician places on your eye health. Previously an ophthalmoscope alone was used to look at the back of the eye, but this is now used in addition to a new technology called the fundus camera.

Get your eyes checked for AMD in KIlkenny

This year’s AMD (age-related macular degeneration) Awareness Week takes place from Monday 20 to Sunday September 26 and will be marked with free eye testing in a selection of opticians in Kilkenny

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