This year’s National Eye Health Week will take place from 24 to 30 September 2018, promoting the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all.

Southampton Sight is hosting an Eye Health Information Day on Thursday 27 September at Pear Tree Church Hall, 80 Pear Tree Road, Bitterne, SO19 7GZ as part of National Eye Health Week. This is an opportunity for people to find out how small changes to their life can help them to make the most of their sight.

Have you ever tried to read an article, a notice, a telephone number or directions on a packet and given up in disgust? Did you know that someone over 50 years needs twice as much light as a child for reading, rising to 10 times for someone who is 80 years or over? Having the correct visual aids, lighting and information can make adjusting to living with low vision in better.

We have a number of organisations supporting the event including Age UK Southampton, Carers in Southampton, Communicare, Southampton City Council Sensory Services as well as International Glaucoma Association and the Macular Society. We have also invited Optelec, Serious Readers and Vision Aid Technologies to showcase magnifiers and lighting options as well as Southampton Sight’s range of products.

The event will run from 10am – 3pm. Parking is free at the Hall and we will be offering free tea & coffee with cake all day.

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