For a year, the National Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired (Unadev) offers. Free operations throughout the cruise to detect glaucomaIt is a disease that destroys the optic nerve and can lead to blindness. This Wednesday, November 8, they were at the Saint-Foré City Hall. “It is always difficult to find an ophthalmologistSaint-Foré resident Annie testifies. You should make an appointment 6 or 9 months in advance and go to Limoges. I told myself that for other vision problems, it might be interesting.“
Glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness worldwide
So it was about twenty people I reserved a slot for this free show. The only requirement is to be over 40 years old and not have had an ophthalmologist consultation for a year. For Mary Martine, the opportunity came at just the right time: “One of my sisters had just been diagnosed with glaucoma, so I thought it was a good time to get tested.“
It’s an approach that Unadev encourages, because glaucoma initially develops without the slightest noticeable symptoms and can affect everyone, even if you don’t have any other vision problems. “The danger is that the entire population does not wear glasses and never goes to the eye doctor“, explains Michel Letourneau, a mentor within the association. If these people have glaucoma, it is often too late when they realize it.“Glaucoma is The leading cause of blindness in the worldThe disease affects one million French people.
How to take the test
Inspection operations will continue until the end of the week.
- Thursday, November 9 at Aubussonat MEF La Passerelle, on Place Charles de Gaulle (registration on 05 55 83 02 00)
- Friday, November 10, at Town Hall Two villas (Registration on 06 84 61 03 24).
The exam lasts about twenty minutes and you must register in advance. If you wear contact lenses, you should not wear them during the examination. If you have glasses, you should bring them.