Supporting National Eye Health Week
On Thursday 21st September, Wiltshire Sight is holding an Open Day at their centre in Devizes to mark National Eye Health Week (19 – 25 September). The Week aims to raise awareness of the importance of having a regular sight test and inspire people to make healthier lifestyle choices that benefit their eye health. The doors will be open 10am – 2pm and Wiltshire Sight staff will be joined by Optima, the low-vision experts and Sight and Sound Technology, between them providing a variety of technology and products for visually impaired people. Wiltshire Sight will also be launching their demonstration set of the amazing text-to-speech glasses – OrCam – at the open day.
Wiltshire Sight will also be out in the local community during National Eye Health Week. Sight Adviser Peggy will be at Fisherton Surgery in Salisbury on Tuesday 19th and Sarah will be at Trowbridge Library on Wednesday 20th.
Maggie Hemmings from Wiltshire Sight said: “We hope as many Wiltshire residents as possible will attend the Open Day to mark National Eye Health Week. Almost two million people in the UK are living with sight loss yet over half of sight loss can be avoided so it is vital everyone takes care of their eyes. By coming along to our National Eye Health Week event you can find out how you can keep your eyes and vision healthy”.
David Cartwright, Chair of National Eye Health Week said: “Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, yet many of us don’t know the best way to look after our eyes. This is why it is so important you get your eyes checked every two years even if you think your vision is fine as some eye conditions may not show symptoms. Go along to this event to find out more about how to look after your eyes or visit www.visionmatters.org.uk”.
You can call Wiltshire Sight on 01380 723682 for more information or you can visit their centre in Devizes.