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The seventh annual National Eye Health Week (NEHW) will take place 19 – 25 September 2016. 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.

Who's taking part?

Click here to see some of the organisations who took part in National Eye Health Week 2015

See who took part  

Get involved!

Registrations for the 2016 supporter resource pack have now closed.  Visit the electronic resource centre from 1 September for access to our digital resources.

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.