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National Eye Health Week 2022

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National Eye Health Week

National Eye Health Week takes place from 19th to 25th September 2022. It’s a time to create awareness of the importance of good eye health and to encourage people to have regular eye tests.

Early detection is so important for our eye health as there may be treatment that can help to control your eye condition and prevent deterioration or further damage to your sight.

Did you know?

  • 2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss, that is severe enough to have a significant impact on their daily lives. Half of this sight loss is avoidable.*
  • A sight test can detect early signs of conditions like glaucoma, which can be treated if found soon enough
  • During a sight test, other health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure may be detected.
  • For healthy eyes, eat well, don’t smoke and wear eye protection in bright sunlight.

If you or someone you know is blind or has low vision, there are lots of opportunities during National Eye Health Week for you to find out more about how technology can help you to live independently. There is a huge range of assistive technology available and it can be overwhelming when you look at options online so come and meet us and we can work with you to find the best solution for your needs.

We will be at the following events during National Eye Health Week:

Sight Village North East: Wednesday 21st September, 9.30am- 3.30pm at the Royal Armouries, Leeds.

QAC Sight Village North East is a great day out. You will get to meet Sight and Sound Technology and lots of other suppliers and charities. You can try out lots of equipment and find something that suits you. Come and say hi to us!

Retina UK Information Day in Hull: Thursday 22nd September, 1.30pm – 4.45pm at Sight Support Hull, 466 Beverley Road, Hull, HU5 1NF.

A free information day for anyone affected by inherited sight loss,  you’ll have the opportunity to find out about the work of Retina UK, speak to local support organisations and meet a member of our team to find about how about assistive technology can benefit you.

For more information and to register your attendance (required) click here

To find out more about National Eye Health week visit Vision Matters