CooperVision is joining forces with over 300 other organisations to encourage people to say ‘I care about eye care’. CooperVision recognises that this is a vital campaign, as 86% of people value their sight more than any other sense. However, many people are putting their sight at risk as one in five have either never been for an eye examination or have not had a sight test in the last five years.
CooperVision personally wants to encourage as many people as possible to get a sight test during National Eye Health Week. So look out for live events around the country, competitions, coverage in national and local press and on the radio.
It’s a common misconception that if your eyes are ‘fine’, you don’t need to get them checked out. Yet, many eye diseases causing blindness are symptomless and sight tests can also help diagnose an array of other health conditions. Through National Eye Health Week and the support of CooperVision we hope to not only save thousands of people’s sight, but also their lives too.”
Visit www.visionmatters.org.uk for information on eye health and how to get involved with the Week, and look out for competitions, live events and a whole lot more going on in your area.