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There is nothing like the feeling of riding a bicycle on the open road – the bliss, the freedom and the wind in your hair.

Thousands of people enjoy this healthy pastime because they love it.

Now, add a purpose to riding a bike and, suddenly, we are in a different league altogether.

It becomes more than just doing something you’re passionate about; now it’s about uplifting the lives of South Africans.

Now, add a purpose to riding a bike and, suddenly, we are in a different league altogether.

It becomes more than just doing something you’re passionate about; now it’s about uplifting the lives of South Africans.

Let’s take a closer look at these conditions.
Retinitis pigmentosa is a term for related eye disorders that cause progressive vision loss.
These disorders affect the retina, which results in vision loss caused by the deterioration of
light-sensing cells.
One of these disorders is macular degeneration, with blurry vision being the main symptom. Let’s look a bit closer.
There are two types of macular degeneration; wet and dry.
With dry macular degeneration, the centre of the retina deteriorates and with wet macular degeneration, leaky blood vessels grow under the retina. In both cases, vision loss occurs.
Another umbrella term is allied retinal blinding conditions, like floaters, diabetic eye disease and retinal detachment.
For more detail, take a look at this article

The Dis-Chem Ride for Sight event is a great way to generate funds for research and build awareness around retinal issues. In most cases, people who have these conditions aren’t even aware there’s a problem about their daily lives oblivious to the harm that could be occuring.

As eyecare professionals who are committed to our “Love Your Eyes” concept, we believe it’s our responsibility to do something about it.
What better way to do something than by taking part in a yearly fun event that uplifts the lives of South Africans who are affected by retinal issues.

The first line of defence is always to have your eyes regularly and comprehensively tested at Vison Works.

If you need any advice or have concerns about your eye health, we are here to assist you!

So, go on a fun and purposeful ride with the Dis-Chem Ride for Sight challenge on the 20th of February and let your passion for change be your driving – or cycling force for 2022.

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