National Eye Health Week (NEHW) takes place later this month, 23 to 29 September, with activities promoting eye health across the UK.

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

Harris Rundle

* Future Sight Loss UK (1): The economic impact of partial sight and blindness in the UK adult population, Access Economics PTY Ltd, June 2009