Eye Health Tips – The Importance Of Looking After Your Eyes

It’s National Eye Health Week 18-24th September 2017 – promoting the importance of eye health and regular sight tests

Having worn glasses since I was a kid, it’s safe to say I know the importance of regular sight tests and especially my eye health . However, according to the Eyecare Trust:

  • 10% of adults have never had an eye test
  • 20 million fail to have regular eye tests
  • 85% admit to having a problem with their vision

….It’s more than just a eye test

Knowing about your own eye health and especially your child’s is extremely important. Visiting your local Opticians is not just about going to see if you need to wear glasses as many people think:

  • 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 found.
  • As well as liver & kidney function, thyroid problems and brain tumours may be detected.

Source Vision Matters

To show our support to the importance of eye health, we will be donating a percentage of our profits for the month of September to 3 important charities: 

  1. Macular Society
  2. Royal National Institute For The Blind (RNIB)
  3. Fight For Sight 

So you know who and why we are donating to these charities, here is little bit about the work they do.

Macular Society –  fighting to end sight loss caused by macular disease. This sight loss can rob people of their independence, leaving them unable to drive, read or recognise their family. People with macular disease are seven times more likely to feel distressed or depressed. The Society helps people adapt to life with sight loss, regain their confidence and independence and take back control of their lives. The Society is one of the few sight loss charities that actively funds and supports medical research into macular disease. This is the research that will one day find a cure.

RNIB – “We raise awareness of sight problems, and how to prevent sight loss, and we campaign for better services and a more inclusive society.” The loss of your sight can leave a lot of people depressed and feeling lonely, RNIB provide emotional and practical support as well as training, employment, education and providing products to support. They also campaign to raise awareness of sight issues including how to prevent sight problems.

Fight For Sight – This UK charity is leading the way in pioneering sight loss for the prevention and treatment of blindness and eye disease such as Glaucoma, Cataracts, Childhood blindness, Rare eye diseases, Diabetic retinopathy. Researchers are based at leading universities and hospitals across the UK. Relying heavily on donations, community support as well as grants and corporation sponsorship.

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