Regular eye examinations can help with early diagnosis of several medical conditions, or help monitor an existing problem.
Please ask if you would like any information about specific eye conditions. You may find some of the following websites helpful:
Look After Your Eyes
The College – a registered charity – is the professional, scientific and examining body for optometry in the UK, working for the public benefit
The Trust is a registered charity that exists to raise awareness of all aspects of eye health and the importance of regular eyecare.
International Glaucoma Association
Our information is for everyone who is interested in glaucoma, people who have just been diagnosed, or anyone living with glaucoma.
Royal National Institue of Blind People (RNIB)
We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss.
Action for Blind People ( based in Wallsend)
Henshaws Society for Blind people (in Heaton)
The Macular Society is the national charity for anyone affected by central vision loss. With over 21,000 members we are the biggest membership group in the sight loss sector and the voice of people with macular conditions.
Diabetes UK is the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.
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