NHS: Look after your eyes

28 September 2018
Source: NHS

Find out why regular eye tests (sight tests) are important and how a healthy lifestyle can help maintain good vision. Why are regular eye tests so important? It’s easy to neglect your eyes because they often don’t hurt when there’s a problem. Having an eye test won’t just tell you if you need new glasses or a change of prescription

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Macular Society, National Eye Health Week – Could our immune system be causing AMD?

28 September 2018
Source: Macular Society

Imagine not being able to read the newspaper, or enjoy the autumn flowers in the garden? Imagine seeing fuzzy images and blurred lines? This is what people living with Macular Degeneration, or AMD, deal with every day. In the UK, around 600,000 people are living with AMD and around 70,000 new cases are diagnosed every year: that’s nearly 200 every

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Eye Health UK: New health map highlights areas of the UK at greatest risk of sight loss

25 September 2018
Source: Eye Health UK

There are a million people in the UK currently living with ‘avoidable’ sight loss – leaving them unable to do things such as drive. Forecasters predict this figure could rise by a third by 2030, if action isn’t taken now. Prevention and early diagnosis of common eye conditions are key to reducing the number of people suffering sight loss unnecessarily”

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SeeAbility supports National Eye Health Week

24 September 2018
Source: SeeAbility

National Eye Health Week (NEHW) 2018 takes place from 24 to 30 September. This year’s theme is the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. This theme fits perfectly with our work to increase access to eye care for children and adults with learning disabilities. Here are the key resources SeeAbility are sharing: Our

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VISTA: Free Eye Screenings for National Eye Health Week

21 September 2018
Source: Vista

Local charity Vista is gearing up for a busy time during National Eye Health week, from Monday, 24th of September. Nation Eye Health Week is almost upon us. The message we want to reinforce is about the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. We want people to know how important it is to

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National Eye Health week resources

6 September 2018
Source: National Eye Health Week

National Eye Health Week (NEHW) takes place later this month, 24 to 30 September, with activities promoting eye health happening across the UK. NEHW, organised by the Eyecare Trust, with support from the AOP, provides the ideal opportunity to promote eye care in the community and your practice. There are lots of easy ways to get involved, including: • Organising

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Fight for Sight: Charity’s virtual running event takes users on a journey to the centre of the eye

20 August 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

What: Free virtual running event taking participants on a ‘journey to the centre of the eye’.  Where: Race anywhere, any time with our free app! Delivers immersive audio with every step you take. Users download an app and can do the race in their own time from any location, including on a treadmill When: Registration from today, 20 August; Event

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The Telegraph: Doctors warn Nerf guns can cause irrerversible eye damage

19 September 2017
Source: The Telegraph

Doctors have issued on warning over a Christmas must-have toy, warning that Nerf guns can cause irreversible eye damage. Experts from the UK’s leading eye hospital said bullets from the guns and blasters could lead to internal bleeding around the eye as well as issues such as blurred vision. And they warned that children were increasingly watching YouTube videos adising them

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Wiltshire Sight: Six simple sight savers

5 September 2017
Source: Wiltshire Sight

Local optometrist supports National Eye Health Week (19 – 25 September)   Wiltshire Sight, an independent local charity supporting people in Wiltshire and Swindon hopes to encourage people to take better care of their sight during National Eye Health Week (19 – 25 September) with the launch of a guide to healthy vision and a number of interactive events around

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