South Sydney have their sights firmly fixed on a round two victory over the Melbourne Storm following a visit from OPSM optometrists this week.
The Rabbitohs are the first NRL club to take part in the voluntary testing, a move by OPSM to raise awareness around eye health and the importance of regular check-ups.
Statistics show 50% of people in Australia with Glaucoma are undiagnosed. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.
Superstar Greg Inglis knows overall health is extremely important to his rugby league career but admitted the eyes are an area that players often overlook.
“We give it to refs a lot about getting their eyes tested so as players I think we should take responsibility of getting it done ourselves,” Inglis said.
“It’s not a bad idea for other clubs to get it done as well.”
The Rabbitohs' focus is now on their round two clash against the Storm at AAMI Park on Sunday afternoon.
Utility Jason Clarke believes they’ve learnt a lot from last week’s devastating last-gasp loss to the Roosters.
“We can take some positives out of it,” Clarke said.
“The last couple of minutes of the game is what everyone is talking about but we are concentrating on the first part of the game.
“The drop balls are where we have to improve on, of course.”