The State of the Nation: Eye Health 2016

RNIB is embarking on an exciting three-year partnership with Specsavers. Together, both RNIB and Specsavers want to transform eye health in the UK by encouraging everyone to look after their eyes and their sight.

Prevention is a key part of our five-year strategy and working with Specsavers will allow us to work towards our goal that ‘fewer people experience significant sight loss’.

Loss of sight has a substantial impact on people’s quality of life, and research estimates that the total cost of sight loss to our economy is in the region of £28 billion a year.

Nearly half of all cases of sight loss in the UK could have been prevented. People at risk of losing their sight need more information and support to enable them to take an active role in looking after their eye health.

This report contains the data and insight that commissioners, policy makers, service providers and professionals working in the health, care and voluntary sectors need in order to make a difference.

Eye health is everyone’s business. Let’s transform it together.

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RNIB and Specsavers partnership to raise awareness of preventable sightloss