NEWS & OFFERS
Vision Aid Overseas
We are sad to announce that Vision Aid Overseas has closed their glasses recycling scheme and we are therefore no longer able to accept old glasses.
Lovely to be featured in the Rotherham Advertiser this week acknowledging some of the very important work the team did throughout the Lockdown.
A B See Campaign
We know that children across the UK are missing out on vital eye health care that could help them reach their full potential at school and socially. All children in the UK under the age of 16 are eligible for an NHS-funded sight test. There are also vouchers to put towards glasses or contact lenses for under 16s, so a sight test and getting prescription eyewear needn’t be expensive or even cost parents anything at all.
It’s estimated that more than one in 10 children, in every classroom1, have an undiagnosed common sight problem which is affecting their ability to learn and socialise with their classmates.
We want to help to change this, which is why we are sharing the Association of Optometrists A B See campaign – an ongoing campaign designed to help parents, teachers, community workers and optometrists spread the word about the importance of children’s eye health. Together, let’s make sure the next generation is seeing the world clearly.
We are very proud to now be part of the South Yorkshire Dementia Action Alliance. This month the team undertook Dementia Awareness training, which we all found very interesting and useful. It has given us a greater understanding of this disease and we will be able to implement what we have learnt to support our patients.
The College of Optometrists has launched a series of educational videos that explain some of the most common eye conditions experienced by patients. The videos detail the signs to look out for and treatments for a range of conditions including glaucoma, cataract, amblyopia (also known as lazy eye) and dry eye. The conditions, and their treatments, are very clearly explained by the College’s in-house experts and Clinical Advisers Daniel Hardiman-McCartney and Dr Susan Blakeney.
Daniel explains; “We’ve launched these videos to help members of the public understand the importance of regular sight tests. So often, I see patients who have ignored symptoms for quite a while; it’s very important that you know what signs or changes in vision to look out for so you know when to make an appointment with your optometrist. Regular eye examinations should form part of everyone’s health routine, after all looking after your eyes is just as important as looking after the rest of your body.”
You can view the videos below or alternatively visit our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOG7A7MVUS9vXgKUbXOvtxw