Vision Matters…. National Eye Health Week, 17 - 23 September 2012
Starting today for National Eye Health Week, eye care charities, organisations and health professionals from across the UK are joining together under the banner VISION MATTERS to promote the importance of eye health and - the week's top priority - to encourage everyone to have a regular sight test to pick up early signs of treatable conditions like glaucoma, and/or make sure they have the best spectacles to maximise their vision.
If you are one of the millions in the UK who is blind or seriously sight impaired, this year’s Eye Health Week can also bring into focus the skills you can learn, the equipment that can help, and the opportunities that are open to you at home and at work if your vision deteriorates.
Specialist colleges like the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) provide education and training for people who are predominantly blind or partially sighted, to help them gain the knowledge, independence and confidence to live, work or study independently.
For more information about events and activities in Eye Health Week visit www.visionmatters.org.uk. For more information on courses and training available if you are blind or partially sighted and over the age of 16, call RNC on 01432 376621 quoting Eye Health Week.