A million people in the UK are living with avoidable sight loss severe enough to have a significant impact on their daily lives and this number is forecast to rise by a third by 2030 if action is not taken. This is according to new research published to mark National Eye Health Week (18-24 September).

While declining eye sight is a natural part of ageing and is often unavoidable, David Cartwright, chair of National Eye Health Week says that for many people, “simply going for regular eyes tests and adopting a healthier lifestyle could prevent sight loss having a significant impact on our lives and help people to live well for longer."

National Eye Health Week is seeking to inspire people to make small lifestyle changes based on six simple sight savers: quit smoking, eat right, watch your weight, get fit, cover up in the sun and be screen smart.

Visit the National Eye Health Week website to find out more.

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