National Eye Health Week: Half Way Update

Published on 25th September 2019 in General

THe vmss sat at the clock tower, leicester, in the rain
We are 3 days in to National Eye Health Week, and Vista have had a brilliant time, even if it was a bit wet at times.

So far we have given free eye screenings to nearly 100 people and have been humbled by the donations that we have received from members of the public. We have been joined by representatives of our perennial partners Irwin Mitchell, who volunteered members of staff to help talk to the public and get them more aware of their eye health. 

Many people we have spoken with so far this week were unaware that it's advisable to have your eyes tested every two years, with some members of the public admitting they hadn't been to the opticians in over 5 years, and one person admitted that they had never been for an eye test! Following a free eye screening, some were quite quick to change their attitudes toward the health of their eyes. 

We were joined by Ryan from Oxsight on Monday and Wednesday as well, talking to people about their eye health and specialising in conditions that limit the field of view. You can learn more about Oxsight here.  

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