Chair of NEHW
, David Cartwright, explained: "Eyesight declines as part of the natural ageing process and some cases of sight loss are still sadly unavoidable, but for many, 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."
In addition, participants of the NEHW
survey data have somewhat higher socio-economic position in terms of educational and income levels than other Toronto residents, and were English-speaking, suggesting this survey may not be representative of the City of Toronto in terms of socio-economic levels and cultural and ethnic diversity.
Raising awareness of eye health issues and promoting the work of optometrists, the AOP has contributed to features in Vista magazine published nationwide in September for NEHW
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The Generation Eye Report, which has been published in partnership between Specsavers and NEHW
, found that almost 14 million people in the UK are not having their sight tested in line with the recommended period of every two years.
Speaking to OT about the decision to join forces, chair of NEHW
, David Cartwright, explained: "When our coming together was first discussed, it was clear from both parties' perspectives that it was the right thing to do in order to try and get the whole of the industry behind a generic, all-year-round eye health campaign."
The reach and effectiveness of NEHW
has grown significantly year-on-year.
Chair of NEHW
, optometrist David Cartwright, said: "Highlights include coverage on ITV's Good Morning Britain and the Chris Evans Breakfast Show, as well as stories in every national daily newspaper."
Debuted during last year's NEHW
, the large mobile unit is equipped with the latest eye examination technology.
Established in 2010, NEHW
is designed to make people aware of the importance of having a sight test every two years and to increase people's awareness of eye health.
Chair of the campaign, optometrist David Cartwright, told OT: "We have seen a record number of practices and health organisations sign up to take part in NEHW
ORGANISERS OF National Eye Health Week (NEHW
) are calling on practitioners to get involved in the annual initiative, which takes place in less than six weeks time.