Approximately 5% of people on the blind register
have access to a computer - and even if they do it can cost about pounds 800 to get the computer to talk.
Although blindness from glaucoma is uncommon, it is responsible wholly or in part for 13% of those on the blind register
in England and Wales and is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the UK.
The condition accounts for about 13 per cent of people on the UK's blind register
I can tell yon that after 28 years in practice, my greatest satisfaction is in making people see better--and these days, it is often with contact lenses that I can keep people feeling good about their appearance, and off the blind register