National Eye Health Week begins

 

The fifth annual National Eye Health Week will take place, from 18 to 24 September 2017.  National Eye Health Week (NEHW) is an annual awareness week that brings together eyecare charities, organisations and health professionals from across the UK to raise awareness of the importance of good eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all.

Sight loss is even more feared than cancer, AIDS, stroke, heart disease or diabetes [American Foundation for the Blind 2007]. Yet many people are still unaware of the simple steps they can take to help safeguard their sight and maintain healthy eyes.

This week has been nominated as the UK’s National Eye Health Week and it is time that we all took a second look at our own eye health. For more information, visit the NEHW website.

Click here to read the eye health supplement published in the Sunday Times.