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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VISTA: Free Eye Screenings for National Eye Health Week

25 September 2019
Source: Vista

Local sight loss charity Vista is gearing up for a busy time during National Eye Health week, from Monday, 23rd to Friday 27th September, 10am – 4pm. Vista will be out by the Clock Tower, Leicester City Centre, with our fully equipped Mobile Support Service. They will be offering free eye screening, looking for any early signs of possible eye

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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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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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College of Optometrists’ survey shows poor habits and hygiene in using contact lenses and eye drops

26 September 2018
Source: College of Optometrists

A survey commissioned by the College of Optometrists shows that many people using contact lenses are not using good hygiene and many of those using eye drops are applying them incorrectly. The research, conducted to highlight hygiene and compliance around eye care issues for National Eye Health Week*, also showed that almost a third (30.1 per cent) of people do

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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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Paralympic medallists join Fight for Sight’s virtual journey to the centre of the eye

24 September 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Paralympic medallists are supporting Fight for Sight’s massive adventure on a small scale, with the launch of a unique virtual event today for National Eye Health Week 2018 (24 September). Paralympic gold and silver medallists, including cyclists Neil and Lora Fachie and skier Millie Knight, are taking part in the event, which involves participants downloading an app and then listening

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Eye Health Supplement published with The Sunday Times 23.09.18

24 September 2018
Source: National Eye Health Week

The National Eye Health Week supplement published in The Sunday Times on 23   September takes a look at the state of the nation’s eye health and explains why eye health can not be ignored. Read it by clicking on the link below. http://www.visionmatters.org.uk/downloads/nehw-sunday-times-supplement-23.09.18.pdf

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