THE MP for Altrincham and Sale West has urged constituents to look after their eyesight.

Graham Brady MP visited Maskell and Associates, in Altrincham, where he was informed that regular eye tests are crucial in preventing blindness.

Nearly two million people in the UK are living with sight loss and this figure is set to increase by 115 per cent by 2050, largely due to the ageing population – but much of this is preventable through the early detection and treatment of eye problems.

Practice owner, Ross Maskell, said: “An eye test is not just a check to see whether you need glasses or not, but is also a means of ensuring your eyes are healthy.

“An eye test can pick up other health problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes so they are an important health check for everyone.”

Mr Brady said: “I very much enjoyed my visit and it was fascinating to see some of the expertise and the technology associated with good eye health.”