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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It’s National Eye Health Week

24 September 2018
Source: Your Vision Matters

This year’s National Eye Health Week (NEHW) will take place from 24 to 30 September 2018, promoting the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. Vision UK are happy to support National Eye Health week and the central message on Looking after your eyes. See the resources on the NEHW Your Vision Matters Website

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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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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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