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The sixth annual National Eye Health Week (NEHW) will take place 21 – 27 September 2015. 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.

What's going on?

Click here to register your own event and to see the full 2015 event listing

Eye Health Awareness Event at Lunettes Opticians, Sleaford on Monday 21st September

Spectacle Cleaning Station at Browetts Opticians, Warwick on Tuesday 22nd September

Who's taking part?

The following organisations support National Eye Health Week

See who took part  

Get involved!

Join the #VisionMatters social media campaign. Find out more

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How often do you need to get your sight tested?

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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.