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We'll be publishing new digital and social media resources every day during National Eye Health Week. The resources will be linked to our daily themes.

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Sunday – Smoking and sight loss

 

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The link between smoking and sight loss is as strong as the link between smoking and lung cancer. Discover 20 ways smoking can affect your eye health here and say for

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Saturday – Nutrition and the Eye

 

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Nutrients found in fish, fruits, vegetables & other wholesome foods are important for good eye health #EyeWeek

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Fr-eye-Day – Children's Eye Health

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Early detection and diagnosis of common childhood eye conditions is vital. Eye tests for under 16s are free on the NHS #KidsGoFree #EyeWeek

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Signs your child could be struggling to see include frequently rubbing their eyes & sitting VERY close to the TV. For advice & information on keeping kids’ eyes & vision healthy visit http://bit.ly/2R2Tc4p #EyeWeek

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Research shows that spending time outdoors could help reduce the risk of children becoming short-sighted (myopic) #EyeWeek.

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Thursday – Living with Low Vision

 

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Making things #BiggerBolderBrighter can help make everyday tasks easier for people living with low vision. Click here for more #LowVision tips and life hacks https://goo.gl/iEihNk #EyeWeek

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Living with low vision? Your #DispensingOptician can advise on ways to help you make the most of your vision. Find out more here https://goo.gl/R4gVUe #EyeWeek

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WEDNESDAY – Apothecary for the Eyes

 

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85% of us admit we suffered poor eye health last year. Keep your eyes feeling healthy & bright with the #EyeWeek guide to Minor Eye Conditions. #Conjunctivitis #DryEye #Allergy #Blepharitis http://www.visionmatters.org.uk/downloads/happy-eyes-leaflet-nehw-2018.pdf

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Sore, dry, irritated eyes could be a sign of screen dry eye. Keep your eyes feeling healthy and bright with these top tips from the #EyeWeek Screen Smart guide http://www.visionmatters.org.uk/downloads/screen-smart-flyer-2018-.pdf

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Sore eyes? Red eyes? Visual disturbance? Your local optician can help. #EyeWeek

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NEHW18 Twitter Graphic MECS

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Whether you use eye drops every day or just occasionally the #EyeWeek Eye Drops guide provides top tips on how to administer them accurately and comfortably.

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TUESDAY - Focus on Macular Disease

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#MacularDisease is the UK's biggest cause of blindness. It affects more people than Alzheimer's, yet many people remain unaware of what it is and who is affected. Visit www.visionmatters.org.uk to find out more #EyeWeek

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Every seven minutes of every single day someone in the UK will be diagnosed with advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Discover ways to minimise your risk here http://bit.ly/2pzkp1W #EyeWeek

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MONDAY – You and Your Eye Health

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The UK’s eye health is not looking good! A million people are living with ‘avoidable’ sight loss – leaving them unable to do things such as drive. Keep your eyes and vision healthy by having regular eye tests #EyeWeek #VisionMatters

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Half of all sight loss is avoidable. Take part in the #EyeWeek quiz & find out if your lifestyle could be affecting your eye health & putting you at risk of sight loss http://www.visionmatters.org.uk/looking-after-your-eyes/eye-health-calculator #VisionMatters #EyeHealthCalculator

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Get eye fit. Being physically active has been shown to reduce your risk of visual impairment by 58 per cent versus somebody with a sedentary lifestyle. #EyeWeek #VisionMatters

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Watch your weight! A Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30+ has been linked to the four most common causes of sight loss: macular disease, glaucoma, cataract and diabetic retinopathy. #EyeWeek

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