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Eye care and learning disabilities

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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The importance of an eye health check

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…

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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Eye health: prevention and protection

With an eye health check you can help protect your eyes and prevent sight loss. Some of the most common eye conditions can be treated if caught in good time. A full eye health test is key to ensuring your eyes are healthy and free of disease. You should have an eye test every two…

Wilberforce Trust head office staff begin National Eye Health Week with 'Bright for Sight' day, paying £1 to wear something 'bright' to work.

Wilberforce Trust staff make a bright start to National Eye Health Week

Wilberforce Head Office staff started National Eye Health Week on 22 September by paying to wear something bright to work on Monday, funds raised going towards activities for people with sight loss and other disabilities in the charity’s Living&Learning Zone at the Huntington office. The fifth National Eye Health Week (NEHW) runs from 22 to…