September is "Save your sight" month, an eye health awareness campaign led by the New Zealand Association of Optometrists with the aim of promoting the value of early detection andprevention of eye problems.

Eyecare is important for health and wellbeing - even if a person is not experiencing any symptoms.

Some eye diseases can develop with no early warning signs making early detection a vital step in avoiding or limiting permanent damage to the eyes.

We know that people with poor vision have higher rates of depression, have more falls and fractures, have increased need for community and /or family support, and have earlier need for institutionalised care than people who can see well.

So, be proactive, recognise the significance of eye care ( the true value of eye sight) and book in today for a comprehensive eye examination.