Our research shows that nearly half of all sight loss is avoidable, despite this, nearly six million people in the UK currently live with sight-threatening conditions, yet 25 per cent of people are not having an eye test every two years as recommended by the College of Optometrists.
The extent of the problem means that nearly every family in Britain is touched by sight problems in some way.
Our partnership with Specsavers aims to educate people about eye health and to raise awareness of how regular eye tests can help reduce avoidable sight loss.
The State of the Nation Eye Health 2017: A Year in Review report, written with Specsavers, reveals new evidence that one in five people will live with sight loss in their lifetime.
RNIB hosted a series of five policy roundtable discussions during 2017, in which a range of experts including patients, health professionals and commissioners came together to explore how improving delivery in eye care services can help to increase capacity.
Thorough the whole of September, and to celebrate National Eye Health Week 2017, RNIB and Specsavers will be touring the UK to encourage people to look after their eyes.
"Together with our partners, we passionately provide best value optometry, audiology and other healthcare services to everybody, simply, clearly and consistently, exceeding customer expectations every time."