14.06.2011

National Eye Health Week is underway

National Eye Health Week is underway

By Alexa Kaczka

National Eye Health Week got officially underway yesterday (June 13th), with people across the UK encouraged to think about their eye health and how to prevent vision problems developing.

Launched by Vision Matters, the scheme sees eyecare charities, organisations and health professionals from across the UK come together to promote the importance of eye health and the need for everyone to have regular sight tests.

A number of events are taking place across the UK to highlight the benefits of regular vision exams, while special eye test centres will be set up enabling people to have their sight tested on the spot.

It is hoped the event will lead to an uptake in the number of people going for regular eye tests and reduce the incidence of eye disease.

Meanwhile, Scottish woman Rose Forrest's eyesight was saved recently following a routine eye test which discovered the potentially blinding condition glaucoma before it had chance to advance.

by Alexa Kaczka


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