National Eye Health Week (18-24 September)
National Eye Health Week
With the number of people living with sight loss in Wales estimated to hit 133,000 within the next 10 years, it’s never been more important for us to look after our eyes and know where to go for support if there’s an issue.
This National Eye Health Week (18-24 September), I’d like to take the opportunity to remind your readers of some of the simple steps they can take to keep their eyes healthy.
Many people think eye tests are just about prescribing glasses and contact lenses, but they’re useful for so much more.
Regular examinations can detect a range of issues, allowing them to be treated before they reach the point of causing irreversible damage to your sight.
Eye tests are available free for eligible people, including children, young people in education, and people on low income. It’s also important to consult your local optician if you notice any changes in your vision, as this could be the first sign of a serious eye condition.
RNIB Cymru are also able to offer help and information on sight problems and where to go for advice. Check out rnib.org.uk for our latest advice or call 0303 123 9999.
Your readers can keep up to date with everything we’re up to during National Eye Health Week and beyond by following @RNIBCymru on social media.
Director, RNIB Cymru
Remember A Charity Week runs from 11 to 17 September 2023. Please take a moment to consider leaving a gift to RNIB in your Will.