This episode was recorded in September 2021 but as this week is National Eye Health week we thought we'd revisit this episode where Chandos talks to Optical Engagement Manager Lorcan Butler about the importance of eye exams as these appointments can tell you much more about your overall health than just if you need to wear glasses.
Lorcan talks you through what happens at a typical appointment, what your optician looks out for and some of the health conditions, including brain tumours that can be detected during these eye exams and also what happens if something is detected when you have an eye exam.
You can find out more about how brain tumours can affect your vision on our website here https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/living-with-a-brain-tumour/side-effects/sight-problems-and-brain-tumours/
If your need support with coping with sight loss you can find information on our website here https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/living-with-a-brain-tumour/side-effects/sight-problems-and-brain-tumours/coping-sight-problems/
You can contact our support team by calling 0808 800 0004 or emailing Support@thebraintumourcharity.org
Find out more about National Eye Health Week by visiting Vision Matters https://www.visionmatters.org.uk/