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Dates announced for NEHW 2020

National Eye Health Week aims to raise awareness of the importance of eye health

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National Eye Health Week (NEHW) will take place on 21–27 September 2020, organisers have confirmed.

The annual awareness campaign will focus on raising awareness of how members of the public can look after their eye health and prevent avoidable sight loss.

More than 3000 organisations took part in NEHW 2019, including NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care.

To mark the 2019 campaign, organisers produced a support resource pack for all organisations that wanted to get involved.

Highlights from the week included the release of consumer magazine Vista and an online vision simulator that enabled people to experience what their vision would be like with one of four of the most common causes of sight loss. Eye health supplements were also published in national press.

Speaking about the 2020 initiative, David Cartwright, optometrist and chair of Eye Health UK, which organises the week, said: “We hope to encourage everyone with an interest in vision and eye health to come together this September to promote engaging eye health messages and create a public health campaign that has a positive and tangible impact on the nation’s eye health.”

To find out more about getting involved in NEHW, visit the campaign website.

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