National eye Health Week: Daily lives of one million Brits blighted by avoidable sight loss

22 September 2017

Eye health experts today marked National Eye Health Week (18 – 24 September) with a stark warning that a million people in the UK are living with avoidable sight loss severe enough to have a significant impact on their daily lives – leaving them unable to do things such as drive. And worryingly, this number is forecast to rise by a third

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Blind Veterans UK and Sussex Eye Hospital launch exhibition by vision-impaired artists to mark National Eye Health Week

21 September 2017
Source: Blind Veterans UK

To mark National Eye Health Week (18-24 September), sight loss charity Blind Veterans UK has partnered with Sussex Eye Hospital to launch an exhibition of artworks by blind and vision-impaired veterans. The exhibition at Sussex Eye Hospital features nine decorative mosaic panels which reflect scenes of Sussex life, such as Brighton pier and the South Downs. They were created in

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Vision Direct: UK contact lens users putting vision at risk with bad habits

20 September 2017
Source: Vision Direct

There are 4.2 million contact lens wearers in the UK and while many look after their eyes and lenses, others, according to a new report are putting their eye health at risk by failing to follow basic contact lens care guidelines. London, 19th September. Over two million people in the UK are currently affected by sight loss and this is

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RNIB and Specsavers publish: The State of the Nation Eye Health 2017: A Year in Review

20 September 2017
Source: RNIB

In September 2016 RNIB and Specsavers joined in partnership to transform eye health in the UK. One year on, The State of the Nation Eye Health 2017: A Year in Review presents the key achievements of the partnership to date, along with new information on the incidence of sight loss and attitudes towards eye health in the UK. Key findings from the

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The Edinburgh Reporter: Author Ian Rankin urges Scots to have an eye test

20 September 2017
Source: The Edinburgh Reporter

Author Ian Rankin who is a great supporter of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) urges people across Scotland to have an eye test. 35% of Scots admit that they have eyes issues which they have not told their optician about, things such as black spots or being dazzled by bright lights. Just over one fifth have not

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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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