Stalls put spotlight on sight tests

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A SHEFFIELD health trust is joining forces with leading national eyecare charities and other professionals to promote the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests as part of National Eye Health campaign all this week.

Workers from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, along with experts from Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind and the Sheffield Macular Disease Society, will be offering information to patients and visitors about how to take care of their eyes and the importance of regular eye tests at a stall on Fargate every day this week from 10am until 4pm.

Karen Dolling and Lindsey Hughes from the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, are helping to run the event.

Karen said: “Sight is often thought of as the most precious of our senses and as such, it is important to care for our eyes.

“At the event people will be able to seek advice on a range of issues, from the importance of visiting an optician, information on getting tested for diabetes to the issues surrounding smoking and its effect on eye disease.”

National Eye Health Week aims to spread the message about the importance of good eye health under the banner, Vision Matters, encouraging people from every walk of life to take better care of their eyes and to have regular sight tests.