Eye Health Awareness Week September 2015

Don't turn a blind eye to sight loss

Did you know?

  • 1.8 million people in the UK are living with sight loss. For 53% of these, a simple sight test and new spectacles could really help
  • A sight test can detect early signs of conditions like glaucoma, which can be treated if found soon enough
  • During a sight test, other health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure may be detected

The sixth annual National Eye Health Week (NEHW) takes place from 21 – 27 September 2015.

During the week, eye care charities, organisations and health professionals across the UK will join together to promote the importance of eye health, and the need for everyone to have a regular sight test.

What’s happening in Sandwell?

SVI (Sandwell Visually Impaired) is leading a campaign in the local community during National Eye Health week to promote the message about the importance of having regular eye tests.

Between Monday 21 September and Friday 25 September our members and supporters will be out and about around Sandwell.

We will also be advising on how healthy eating and regular exercise can help keep your eyes healthy as well as your body.

Tony Averis, Chair of SVI, said: "We will have a range of information and resources for members of the public to take away, and last year we gave free in-store sight test vouchers out as well. It would be great if you could come along to meet us! Here’s where we’ll be and when:




Mon 21 September

Asda, Oldbury

10am to 3pm

Tues  22 September

Tesco, West Bromwich

10am to 3pm

Wed 23 September

Tesco, Cradley Heath

10am to 3pm

Thurs 24 September

Tesco, Burnt Tree Tipton

10am to 3pm

Fri 25 September

Asda, Cape Hill

10am to 3pm


Remember, to help keep your eyes healthy, eat well, don’t smoke and wear eye protection in bright sunlight!

Eye Health Week Day 1 - ASDA, Oldbury

SVI Eye Health Week stall

Big thanks to everyone who stopped to talk to us, and who generously donated to SVI, at Asda, Oldbury on Day 1 of our Eye Health Week tour. We hope you keep in touch and also keep your promises to book an eye test!

Thanks to to members and volunteers who are giving their time to promote eye health this week. There will be some fresh faces on Day 2.



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