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National Eye Health Week will take place from 13 –19 June 2011. Involving organisations from the private, public and voluntary sectors, this UK-wide campaign will focus on raising public awareness of the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests.

AWARENESS:

Why is a sight test important?


Many people think that a sight test is just about checking whether your vision needs correcting with glasses or contact lenses. But there are other important reasons to have a regular sight test.

A sight test is a vital check on the health of the eyes and includes the detection of eye conditions. Many of these, if found early, can be treated successfully, avoiding potential sight loss.

A sight test can also detect other health conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

What can YOU do? - Can you help to promote the importance of eye health?


These links provide useful information about looking after your eyes, and what you can do to promote eye health awareness:

http://www.visionmatters.org.uk/smartweb/what-can-you-do/what-can-you-do

http://www.visionmatters.org.uk/smartweb/looking-after-your-eyes/looking-after-your-eyes

EVENTS:

Below is a link to events taking place across the UK during National Eye Health Week 2011.

Make sure you register your activity for National Eye Health Week, to ensure that everyone knows about your organisation and your activity!

As the campaign grows so will our list of events and participating organisations, so check back here regularly!

http://www.visionmatters.org.uk/smartweb/whats-going-on/whats-going-on