Why you should quit smoking this Stoptober

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October marks the start of the Stoptober campaign. Throughout October the NHS are encouraging smokers across England to quit smoking. As we all know smoking is bad for your health. As well as cancer, respiratory problems and heart disease smoking can also seriously damage your eyes. The fumes from cigarettes contain over 4,000 toxic chemicals. These […]

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Eye care and learning disabilities

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The charity SeeAbility are collecting information about available eye care for people with learning disabilities. Can you help? Much like The Wilberforce Trust, SeeAbility is a specialist registered charity who enrich the lives of people who have sight loss and other disabilities. This includes learning and physical disabilities, mental health difficulties, acquired brain injury and life limiting […]

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Active Sensory – a real work out!

By Becky Spence Our active sensory sessions are a great way to get some exercise, no matter how much mobility you or someone you care for has. As a fairly new member of staff, I went along to a session to see what really takes place. The session takes place every two weeks in our […]

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The importance of an eye health check

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It’s often said that eyes are the window to the soul, but they are also a window to your health. A thorough eye health check can pick up on conditions that can lead to sight loss. Over 50 per cent of sight loss can be avoided by attending regular eye health checks. Sight loss can […]

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Concerned about eye health come and see us!

As part of National Eye Health week our Low vision team will be at York Hospital and York Explore next week focusing on eye health and offering advice for anyone with concerns about their eyes. Come and see us at the following times: 21st September York Hospital: 10am – 1pm 22nd September York Explore: 11am […]

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National Eye Health Week 2015 – Healthy Eyes message

The sixth annual National Eye Health Week (NEHW) takes place 21 – 27 September 2015. Eye care charities, Local Authorities and health professionals from across the UK are joining together to promote the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. This year members of the Vision Team in Health […]

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