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

Vision really matters. Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, yet many of us don’t know how to look after our eyes – National Eye Health Week aims to change all that!

How often do you need to get your sight tested?

Take our short questionnaire

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.

What's going on?

Find out what's happening in your local area and register your own National Eye Health Week activities and events on our online calendar.

Calendar of events

Who's taking part?

Click here for a list of some of the organisations who have taken part in National Eye Health Week.

See who took part  


Get involved!

Registration for free resource packs has now CLOSED but you can still download resources from our resource centre. Resources will be published here on Friday 30 August.

Resource centre