National Eye Health Week Day 5 ‘The Big Blink’

27 September 2019
Source: Vision Matters/NEHW

As part of National Eye Health Week 2019 Friday 27th September is the day of ‘The Big Blink’ We pledge to look up from our screens at 11am on Fr-eye-day 27 September and focus on something 20 feet away for 20 seconds and then repeat every 20 minutes to prevent symptoms of screen fatigue. Support on social Media using #EyeWeek

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National Eye Health Week 2019: Charity poll highlights lack of awareness of the link between unhealthy lifestyle and sight loss

Fight for Sight logo

24 September 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

A survey by eye research charity Fight for Sight published at the start of National Eye Health Week has found that many Brits are unaware that certain unhealthy habits have possible links to sight loss. According to the YouGov poll conducted on behalf of Fight for Sight, only 30% of adults know that an unhealthily diet has a possible link

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National Eye Health Week, Tuesday: Diet and Eye Health

24 September 2019
Source: National Eye Health Week

A poor diet can increase your risk of sight loss. Take a look at the #EyeWeek ‘Diet and Eye Health’ leaflet for more information about the role nutrition can play in helping to keep your eyes and vision healthy.  

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Call for opticians to offer lifestyle prescriptions

National Eye Health Week 2019 logo

23 September 2019
Source: Eye Health UK

Eye Health UK [1] is calling on opticians to include lifestyle advice on their optical prescriptions in a bid to cut the number of people in the UK living with avoidable sight loss. The appeal, which coincides with the launch of National Eye Health Week (23 – 29 September), has already received backing from the UK’s biggest optical group and

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Scots urged to get their eyes checked or risk losing sight of Scotland’s splendours

RNIB logo

23 September 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

The new V&A Dundee Museum and the Callanish Standing Stones are among four iconic Scottish landmarks to feature in a nationwide campaign to promote healthy eyes. The landmarks are pictured on a series of specially produced coasters as seen through the eyes of someone with a common sight loss condition. The coasters have been produced by the charity RNIB Scotland

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National Eye Health Week: Michel Roux Jr raises awareness of the need to look after your eyes this National Eye Health Week

23 September 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Dear Editor This week is National Eye Health Week and I’m supporting eye research charity Fight for Sight to raise awareness of the importance of looking after your eyes. Research for the charity has shown that only 30% of Brits are aware that unhealthy eating could affect their sight and just 40% are aware that smoking is linked to some

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College of Optometrists launches new animation and poster explaining the role of the optometrist

30 August 2019
Source: The College of Optometrists

Resources developed for member use during National Eye Health Week The College of Optometrists has launched two new member-only resources to help members in the promotion of National Eye Health Week 2019. The College has developed a short animation that explains the role of the optometrist, and a poster outlining which professionals a patient is likely to encounter during a

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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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