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Inherited
eye conditions

Your genes may hold the key
to your optical health. People may
be born with a hereditary eye
condition, or develop one later in life. 

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Conditions
to look out for

Eye conditions and diseases can develop for a number of reasons. However, you may be more prone to certain diseases if it runs in the family.

You should also be aware of the effects of diseases such as diabetes or hypertension can have on vision, which are more prominent in some ethnic groups than others. There are three common eye problems that can be hereditary.

Cataracts

Symptoms of cataracts include blurred or hazy vision after a cloudy areas that develop on the lens of the eye

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Glaucoma

If glaucoma runs in the family then look out for the symptoms as early as possible to manage effectively. Be aware of blurry vision or tunnel vision.

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Aged-related macular degeneration

Early warning signs will include gradual loss of central vision. Objects in front of you may look blurred or distorted in the middle.

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Eye Care

Before Going To The Optician

  • 1

    Check

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    Always see a certified and registered optician. 
    Most display their up-to-date registration certificate at their premises.
  • 2

    Ask

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    Let your optician know
    about any concerns.
     It’s their job to look after your optical health, so they’ll be happy to answer all your questions.
  • 3

    Relax

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    First time? Don't worry! 
    Opticians are professionals - and people. They’ll give you all the advice you need.