An opticians in Milton Keynes is calling for all migraine sufferers to have their eyes regularly tested to rule out any potentially sight threatening conditions.
The call for more regular eye examinations comes in Migraine Awareness Week when store staff from Specsavers will be raising awareness about the similarities in the symptoms of eye illnesses and migraines.
Rajesh Shah, store director of Specsavers Milton Keynes, said: “Many people attribute symptoms like blurred vision and blind spots to a migraine but what they don’t realise is that there are a number of eye conditions, detectable through an eye test, that could be causing these problems.
“It’s so important to have regular eye examinations, at least once every two years, especially if you notice anything different with your vision.”
Each year The Migraine Trust promotes Migraine Awareness Week to raise general awareness of migraines as a serious public health issue. Migraines affects one in seven people, that’s over eight million people in the United Kingdom alone, making the problem more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined.
To book an eye examination, visit Specsavers at 35-37 Silbury Arcade or call 01908 662 116.