by Mrs Alison Hillier.
Mid-week NEHW update
We’re halfway through this year’s National Eye Health Week (19 –25 September) and the spotlight has been shining on optics. So far this week there have been over 400 pieces of broadcast and print coverage highlighting the importance of sight tests for all plus eye health supplements published in the Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Times.
There has also been plenty of online coverage for the Week including the BBC news channel covering a ‘National Eye Health Week’ debate in the Scottish parliament where the Public Health Minister said the government will consider raising awareness of eye tests and itv.com publishing our top tips for healthy eyes.
#eyeweek also trended on twitter all day on Monday with high levels of activity continuing on Tuesday and Wednesday.
We’ve also published a report on multigenerational attitudes to eye care in Britain and the impact this could have on future sight loss. To read the report visit
Today we are focusing on Sight after Sixty and to support this important important theme we are running a poster advertising campaign on bus shelters and outside post offices and convenience stores across the UK.
Awareness raising events are also taking place across the county all week.
We’d like to say a big thank you for your support of the Week and remind you that we will be continuing to update our electronic resource centre www.visionmatters.org.uk/electronic-resource-centre over the next few days with everything you need to take part in Friday’s #BigBlink and promote our nutrition and the eye and smoking and sight loss campaigns this weekend.
Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about the Week.
The National Eye Health Week Team
Bill Harvey ‘Modern Advances in Low Vision Care’
The speaker for this years AGM is Bill Harvey and the lecture is 'Modern Advances in Low Vision Care'. There are CET points available for Optoms & DOs.