Sight saving campaign is backed by MP David Blunkett

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Sheffield MP David Blunkett has given his backing to a new campaign raising awareness of the signs of an eye condition.

Mr Blunkett, who is blind, is backing the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s campaign to draw attention to the signs of wet age-related macular degeneration.

Sight loss from the condition can be prevented if people get treatment when they notice the early signs - straight lines starting to appear wavy, curved or distorted; small print becoming difficult to read even when wearing reading glasses, and faces starting to appear blurry.

Mr Blunkett said: “I think it’s critical that people pop along to see their local optician if they have any problems.”