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The fifth National Eye Health Week (NEHW) will take place on       22 – 28 September 2014.  Once again, eye care charities, organisations and health professionals from across the UK are joining together to promote the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all.

Vision really matters. Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, yet many of us don’t know the best way to look after our eyes.

National Eye Health Week aims to change all that.

What's going on?

Click here to register your own event and to see the full 2014 event listing

19 September Carrots NightWalk (LONDON)

26 September Carrots NightWalk (BRISTOL)

Who's taking part?

New supporters can register at info@visionmatters.org.uk

The following organisations supported National Eye Health Week 2013

See who took part in 2013  

Get involved!

Use our FREE supporter resources when planning or hosting your NEHW Event

Download our electronic supporter resources

Download our Event Handbook

Share your thoughts  

How often do you need to get your sight tested?

Take our short questionnaire

Did you know?

  • 1.8 million people in the UK are living with sight loss. For 53% of these, a simple sight test and new spectacles could really help.*
  • 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.