Posted on: September 1st, 2018

My vision matters because… without it I would be missing out on my little boy’s infectious smile. This is just one of the many reasons why my vision matters.

So many of us take our eye sight for granted. So many people believe that just because they don’t need glasses, they don’t need to visit the opticians. To the contrary. Guidelines dictate that everyone should check their eye health at least once every two years, unless an earlier visit is advised.

Campaigners promoting the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all have organised the National Eye Health Week which will take place from 24 to 30 September 2018 with the aim of raising awareness of how UK’s eye health can be improved and contribute towards a reduction in avoidable blindness. According to their website, 2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss that is severe enough to have a significant impact on their daily lives. Half of this sight loss is avoidable. A sight test can detect early signs of conditions like glaucoma, which can be treated if found soon enough and can pick up on other conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

My vision matters so I pledge to have regular eye tests.

Occasionally, even when people have their eye health checked regularly, there can be problems. For example, some accidents can cause eye injuries and every now and then an optician or doctor may provide negligent eye treatment which causes a worse outcome for the patient.

At Coffin Mew we represent clients who have sustained catastrophic injuries as a result of an accident or substandard medical treatment including claims for negligent eye care and procedures.