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National Eye Health Week 2023 – First Look

National Eye Health Week 2023 – First Look

NEHW 2023Eye Health UK, the charity behind National Eye Health Week (NEHW) 2023 has announced the daily themes for this year’s campaign.

During seven days of intense activity between 18–24 September themes will focus on:

NHS Eye Care & Support – highlighting eligibility for NHS sight tests and optical vouchers plus a look at the range of services provided by high street opticians, including CUES and MECs; as well as the importance of routine eye tests.

Myopia and Me – A tween to teen campaign highlighting increasing levels of myopia, why early diagnosis is important and advances in myopia management and control.

Digital Eye Care – Top tips to prevent screen fatigue whilst at work, rest and play.

Eye on Mental Health – Exploring the links between eye health and your mental well-being.

Live Well, See Well – How lifestyle factors can influence eye health. This will be supported by the publication of Vista, a 52-page consumer magazine packed with essential lifestyle advice to help you take the best care of your vision and eye health.

Vision Matters Photographic Competition & Exhibition – building on growing evidence of the effectiveness of the arts in influencing the adoption of health enhancing behaviours.

Smoking & Sight Loss.

David Cartwright, Chair of Eye Health UK comments:

These themes targeting audiences with diverse eye care needs will help set a prevention agenda that is essential in order to curtail avoidable sight loss and improve the nation’s eye health. I would encourage optical practices to get involved and to make use of the materials available.  This will enhance the profile of a practice and help to educate the public on the importance of looking after their eye health and regular sight tests”

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