National Eye Health Week is upon us!

Published on 18th September 2023 in General

National Eye Health Week is upon us! Your eye health is important and it’s vital to get regular sight tests to support this. 

We will be promoting the importance of looking after your eyes throughout the week at various locations across Leicester from Monday the 18th to Saturday 23th September.

You will have the opportunity to have your eyes screened on our mobile support service for free. You can also try out a pair of our simulation goggles to better understand different eye conditions and how they limit your vision.

Monday 18th September

- Vista Mobile Support Service in Hinckley, Hinckley market, 10am-3pm
- Information stall, Northfield Medical Centre, Blaby, 9-3pm

Tuesday 19th September

- Mobile support service in Oakham, outside Specsavers, 9-3pm

- Business training and networking event, Grove Park, Leicester, LE19, 12-3pm

- Information stall at Leicester Royal, Balmoral restaurant, 9-3pm

Wednesday 20th September

- Celebrate National Eye Health Week at Vista's homes 

- Kathleen Rutland home, 10am-12pm

-New Wycliffe home, 1-3pm

- Information stall, Northfield Medical Centre, Blaby, 9-3pm

Thursday 21st September

- Mobile support service in Loughborough, John Storer House, 10-12:30pm

- Mobile support service in Coalville, Coalville Market, 1:30 – 4pm

Friday 22nd September

- Artist talk and tour, Attenborough Arts Centre, 12-1pm

Saturday 23rd September

- Vista Open Day, Vista Head Office, 37 New Walk, Leicester, 10-2pm – Various activities for the whole family

All of our mobile support service and Open day events will be accepting donations of good quality clothes and bric-a-brac for our charity shops, so guests are welcome to bring them along.

Over 50% of sight loss is due to treatable or preventable causes. A sight test is not just about checking your vision, they can identify other health conditions. Whilst not a substitute for a full eye test, our eye screenings take users through a series of simple exercises to see if there may be an issue with a person’s sight.

You can find out more about Vista’s events on our website.

For more information about National Eye Health week on Vision Matters website.

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