National Eye Health week begins on Monday 22nd September until Sunday 24th September 2017 and aims to promote the importance of eye health and help prevent avoidable sight loss.
Organisations and professionals across the sector will join together to raise awareness of eye health and promote the importance of having regular eye tests. Eye tests can detect the early signs of many eye conditions such as glaucoma and other health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure may be detected.
2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss, that impacts their daily lives. Half of this sight loss is avoidable.*
Further information about this awareness week and ways to keep your eyes healthy can be found on the Vision Matters website http://www.visionmatters.org.uk/
The RNIB have further information on their website too including a free eye health guide which can be downloaded from the site http://www.rnib.org.uk/national-eye-health-week
* Future Sight Loss UK (1): The economic impact of partial sight and blindness in the UK adult population, Access Economics PTY Ltd, June 2009