Vision really matters
This week is National Eye Health Week, promoting healthy eyes and ways to look after them. Eye care charities, organisations and health professionals from across the UK are joining together to promote the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all.
Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, yet many of us don't know the best way to look after our eyes. National Eye Health Week aims to change all that!
To find out lots of useful facts and information, and how you can make sure you take care of your eyes, visit the National Eye Health Week website. There's an eye health questionnaire, an eye health quiz, information about contact lenses and how to look after them and information about how diet can improve and preserve eyesight.
Come and find out more
There's an event taking place on:
Shepherds Bush Green W12
from 10am on
Thursday 24 September, find out more here.
Information on People First
Check out our information here on eye care and sight issues with lots of links to local help, including how to get a free NHS eye test.
If you do have some sight loss, there's lots of information here on local help and support on sight loss and links to national organisations that can assist.
There's information here on having a balanced and nutritous diet which helps keeping eyes healthy.
Moderate exercise is also important for eye health, see our information here with tips and contact details for local support to keep exercising, even if you have mobility issues or a disability.