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Day 7

Smoking and Sight Loss

Smoke gets in your eyes social media graphic

 

Suggested Tweets

Tobacco smoke causes biological changes in your eyes that can lead to vision loss #EyeQuit #EyeWeek #Stoptober

Research shows 1 in 5 cases of #AMD the UK's leading cause of sight loss are due to smoking. #EyeQuit #EyeWeek #Stoptober

The link between smoking and sight loss is as strong as the link between smoking and lung cancer. #EyeQuit #EyeWeek #Stoptober

 

Day 6

Nutrition and the Eye

Eat Right for Good Sight social Media graphic

Download Eat Right For Good Sight Social Media Graphic here

 

Suggested Tweets

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

 

 

Day 5

UV Protection

Low Autumn Sun graphic

Download Low Autumn Sun Social Media Graphic here

 

Slip on your sunnies social media graphic

Download UV Index Social Media Graphic here

 

CAKE SALE SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHIC

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Suggested Tweets

Low Autumn sunshine spells danger for your eye health  http://www.visionmatters.org.uk/looking-after-your-eyes/autumnal-uv-advice #EyeWeek

Cumulative UV exposure can increase your risk of suffering sight-threatening eye conditions such as cataracts. #EyeWeek

 

 

Day 4

Being Screen Smart

screen smart social media graphic

Download 20-20-20 Rule Social Media Graphic here

 

Suggested Tweets

We spend an average of 8 hours a day staring at screens. Follow the 20-20-20 rule to prevent screen fatigue (dry, sore, tired eyes) #EyeWeek

 

Day 3

Glaucoma

glaucoma social media graphic

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Suggested Tweets

DYK? glaucoma can be spotted up to 8 years before you notice your vision’s been lost. Regular eye tests are essential health checks #EyeWeek

You're 4 x greater risk of glaucoma if a close relative has it. Get your eyes tested regularly 4 free. Early diagnosis saves sight #EyeWeek

Glaucoma is known as the silent thief because up to 40% of sight can be irreparably lost before you notice a change to your vision #EyeWeek

 

Day 2

Eyecare through the ages 

your child's eyesight is preciouse social media graphic

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Presbyopia social media graphic

Download Presbyopia Social Media Graphic here

 

Sight after sixty social mdia graphic

Download Sight After Sixty Social Media Graphic here

 

Suggested Tweets

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

Most 40somethings will begin to experience presbyopia – difficulty focusing on near objects and fine print. #GetTested #EyeWeek

Discover more about caring for ageing eyes with the #EyeWeek guide to Sight After Sixty https://goo.gl/DhoVYt

 

Day 1

General eye health / the importance of regular eye tests

 

Vision Matters twitter graphic

Download Your Vision Matters Social Media Graphic here

 

Download How's Your Sight Seeing? Social Media Graphic

Download How's Your Sight Seeing? Social Media Graphic

 

Suggested Tweets

How’s your sight seeing? 13.8 million of us are risking avoidable sight loss by not having regular eye tests. #EyeWeek #GetTested

83% of us say sight is the sense we’d least like to lose. Regular eye tests are essential to prevent avoidable sight loss. #EyeWeek 

During #EyeWeek 875 people in the UK will start to lose their sight unnecessarily. Keep your eyes & vision healthy with regular eye tests