David Cartwright, Chair of National Eye Health Week, urges everyone involved in eye health and sight loss to participate in this year’s campaign.
National Eye Health Week (NEHW) provides a fantastic platform for us all to join forces and inspire the public to take better care of their eyes. it takes place from 21 - 27 September.
By working together, we can reach out to communities across the UK and encourage more people to have regular sight tests and make simple lifestyle changes that benefit their vision, eye health and general wellbeing.
Taking part in the Week is simple, easy and, best of all, FREE.
There are lots of exciting ways you can participate, from signing up to the NEHW Twitter Thunderclap – an automated tweet posted simultaneously on all registered Twitter accounts at 11am on 21 September – to volunteering at a sight care charity or using the free NEHW supporter resource pack materials to host an event or eye health promotion.
Many NEHW events have already been planned, including the Vision Van touring the UK, the RNIB “Eye Pod” visiting Sutton High Street and other locations across the country and a number plate challenge hosted by The Village Opticians in Prestwich.
If you are undecided about what to do, why not take a look at our event handbook.
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