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This year's National Eye Health Week (NEHW) will take place from 18 to 24 September 2017, promoting 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 how to look after our eyes – National Eye Health Week aims to change all that!

What's going on?

Find out what's happening in your local area and register your own activities and events on our online calendar

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Who's taking part?

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

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Get involved!

Registrations for our 2017 resource packs have now closed. Electronic resources will be available from w/c 28 August

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How often do you need to get your sight tested?

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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.