The annual National Glaucoma Awareness Week will take place from 11th to 17th June 2012. It is organised by International Glaucoma Association.
This year the theme for National Glaucoma Awareness Week is Glaucoma: the Thief of Sight.
Glaucoma is often known as the thief of sight because it typically steals your vision without you noticing.
When symptoms do become noticeable, it's usually only when significant loss of vision has occurred. It's therefore especially important to raise awareness of glaucoma, so that everyone at risk understands the need for regular eye health checks.
For more information about what is happening during the week please visit the International Glaucoma Association website.
Your local Glaucoma Support Group meets at HERIB between 11am - 2pm on the first Friday of every month. A buffet lunch is provided at a charge of £2.00 per head. To book your place please call HERIB on 01482 342297.