Eye care awareness month: Why you should have your eyes checked regularly

Eye Care Awareness Month is ends 18 October.

The aim of the event is to raise awareness about the importance of eye health, specifically around the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness.

75% of all cases of blindness is avoidable through prevention or through treatment.

Africa Melane talks to Angie Khupe head of the Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness at the SA National Council for the Blind.

The eye is actually the window of the body and without the eyes life becomes very difficult

Angie Khupe, head of the Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness

We are encouraging people to talk to one another about the importance of eyes, to know that you do not have to have an eye problem to go to the hospital , you can have your eyes checked any time especially when you are over 40, every two years. Over 60 have them checked every year.

Angie Khupe, head of the Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio....


This article first appeared on 702 : Eye care awareness month: Why you should have your eyes checked regularly


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
TV presenter chats about his faith, and the role it played in creating an NGO

TV presenter chats about his faith, and the role it played in creating an NGO

Co-founder of Simunye, Danilo Acquisto, chats about how his Christian faith played a role in the conception of his initiative.

[LISTEN] Combating seasonal allergies and hay fever

[LISTEN] Combating seasonal allergies and hay fever

#WeekendBreakfast host Africa Melane chats to Professor Jonny Peter about the benefits of Rooibos tea in alleviating allergies.

Local movie, 'Die Ellen Pakkies Storie', gets noticed for all the right reasons

Local movie, 'Die Ellen Pakkies Storie', gets noticed for all the right reasons

In the movie review, producer of 'Die Ellen Pakkies Storie', Paulo Areal chats about the support they've received from making the movie.

'I'm very excited to reintroduce myself to the people' - Asanda Mqiki, musician

'I'm very excited to reintroduce myself to the people' - Asanda Mqiki, musician

Jazz vocalist Asanda Mqiki chats to #WeekendBreakfast host Africa Melane about the challenges she faced in her 1st debut album.

Study shows growing incidence of heart diseases in stay-at-home dads

Study shows growing incidence of heart diseases in stay-at-home dads

Spokesperson for Pharma says that stay-at-home dads face stigma due to social norms surrounding their role as caregiver.

[LISTEN] Author tells CPT listeners how to manage their money like a grownup

[LISTEN] Author tells CPT listeners how to manage their money like a grownup

Author of 'Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grownup’, Sam Beckbessinger, chats about why she wrote the book.

Popular articles
Charity loses R39k event deposit after previous Ritz Hotel management goes awol

Charity loses R39k event deposit after previous Ritz Hotel management goes awol

The Ritz Hotel is under new management and the money paid to previous management has still not been refunded.

DStv Premium on a downward spiral, warns tech guru

DStv Premium on a downward spiral, warns tech guru

DStv has lost about 140 000 Premium subscribers to Netflix over the past two years, tech expert Arthur Goldstuck.

Don't blame racism on illness says Eusebius

Don't blame racism on illness says Eusebius

Eusebius McKaiser says it is not unethical for the media to accurately quote the word k***ir if it was used by someone.

Key things to consider ahead of your retirement

Key things to consider ahead of your retirement

If you’re a baby boomer on the brink of retirement, here are a few things to consider ahead of time.

Sick of repeats? Want to create your own bouquet? Watch this space, says DSTV…

Sick of repeats? Want to create your own bouquet? Watch this space, says DSTV…

"We’re looking at different ways of packaging bouquets… Watch this space, " says MultiChoice's Aletta Alberts.