Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Free scans a plus for eyes


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AS THE BARBADOS eye-care community observes World Glaucoma Week, private ophthalmology and optometry practices have offered free screenings.
One such eye-care service is Anka Optical, located at the COB Business Centre, Lower Board Street, which started its free screening and availability of information on the eye condition that causes irreversible blindness, yesterday, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Management of Anka Optical reported to the DAILY NATION that they offered the screening last year and just over 100 people responded. They projected that the response this year would be just as good or better.
Employee Valerie Walker commended the coordinators of the week’s activities for sensitizing Barbadians about glaucoma and said she had observed that Barbadians were becoming more aware of the condition and the importance of screening.
“We do a free screening and if we notice anything suspicious, we encourage them to go and get a follow-up examination for a full eye check and then they will be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment,” said Walker. (AH)

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