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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National Eye Health Week report finds Britain’s eye health out of focus

19 September 2016
Source: National Eye Health Week

MILLIONS are risking their eyesight by not getting regular eye tests – despite it being the sense they treasure the most, according to a report from National Eye Health Week and leading high street opticians Specsavers. The Generation Eye Report – found almost 14 million people in the UK are not having an eye test as recommended at least every two

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Galloway’s supports National Eye Health Week

19 September 2016
Source: Galloway's Society for the Blind

Aside from supporting people living with sight loss, an important part of our work at Galloway’s is campaigning for better eye health in our community, because we know that over 50% of sight loss is avoidable. The seventh annual National Eye Health Week (NEHW) will take place 19 – 25 September 2016. Once again, Galloway’s will be partnering with other

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