Young girl having an eye test
September 2019

National Eye Health Week

Awareness events
Monday 23rd September, 2019 - 11:30

About this event

This year's National Eye Health Week will take place from 23 to 29 September 2019, promoting the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all.

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.

Contact details

Join in the conversation online using #EyeWeek and #VisionMatters.

For more information and how to get involved please visit the Vision Matters website.