Find out more about common eye conditions & problems. Many of these conditions can be detected at your local Specsavers store.
Glaucoma can affect sight, usually due to a build-up of pressure within the eye or the eye being more prone to damage from pressure. It often affects both eyes, usually to varying degrees.
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The macula is the central part of the retina which helps us process all visual images; responsible for the ability to read, recognise faces, read road signs safely and see colours.
Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop in the clear lens inside your eye, stopping some of the light from reaching the back of the eye, and causing blurred or misty vision.
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common complication of diabetes. It is a leading cause of preventable blindness in New Zealand.