Vision Van to hit the road during National Eye Health Week

Vision Express will be targeting eye health hotspots with its mobile sight test unit

Vision Express vision van

Vision Express will be taking its Vision Van out during National Eye Health Week (18–24 September) for the fourth consecutive year.

The multiple’s mobile sight test unit will visit areas with a high propensity for sight-related problems, such as Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Portsmouth, Swindon and Cardiff.

Areas have been targeted based on lifestyle factors, including prevalence of smoking, poor nutrition, and higher than average statistics for eye conditions, such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.

Ambassadors from the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust, Macular Society, International Glaucoma Association and the Stroke Association will all be joining the Vision Van on its UK tour.

Vision Express CEO, Jonathan Lawson, said: “We’re once again taking our Vision Van on the road to help share the message of how important an eye test is in detecting sight defects, eye-related conditions and other health problems.”

“By taking the eye test to the people, we can target areas where there is a worsening outlook for eye health and anyone who can’t get to the van can download a free eye test voucher,” Mr Lawson added.  

The multiple will also highlight key themes of its 2017 awareness campaign relating to myopia, children’s eye health, eye care in your 40s, sight after 60, glaucoma, how to be screen smart, UV protection, nutrition and smoking.

Nottingham will be the first stop on 18 September, offering a 30-minute eye test in the Market Square.

Visit the Vision Express website to find out more.