Have You Had Your Macular Checked Lately?


Sunday 21st May – Saturday 27th May 2017 is Macular Degeneration Awareness Week in Australia. We at Optical World know just how important it is to have your eyes checked yearly so that Macular Degeneration can be diagnosed in the early stages before it progresses into possible blindness.


The simple truth is that one eye test a year is enough to save your sight.


Macular Degeneration is more common in Australia than you may think. In fact 1 in 7 people over the age of 50 show evidence of early stage Macular Degeneration. These statistics are an all too frightening truth, hence the reason why Optical World Elsternwick and Ashburton believe in Checking Yearly and Seeing Clearly”.


There are many different lifestyle and genetic factors that can put you more at risk of developing Macular Degeneration. These include;

  • Any individual over the age of 50 – the likelihood of developing Macular Degeneration increases with age.
  • Family history of Macular Degeneration – increased risk if a close relative has been diagnosed.
  • Smoking.
  • Excessive Sun Exposure without the correct UV protection.
  • Poor Diet – especially if your diet is lacking in antioxidants and leafy, green vegetables.


For more information on Macular Degeneration Awareness Week
go to www.mdfoundation.com.au.


Optical World Elsternwick and Ashburton still offers Bulk Billed Eye Tests, so why not have your macular checked by one of our friendly and experienced optometrists today! Call us or book an appointment online.


Check Yearly, See Clearly


Optical World Elsternwick – 343 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick VIC 3185

(03) 9532 8033


Optical World Ashburton – 214 High St, Ashburton VIC 3147

(03) 9885 6257






17 May, 2017



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