National Eye Health Week 2016 | Tesco Opticians
  • National Eye Health Awareness Week 2016 #VisionMatters

    National Eye Health Week

    This year, we’re proud to be taking part in National Eye Health Awareness Week. As part of a national campaign, we want to encourage as many of you as possible to take part and learn about how to take care of your eyes.  

    Why is eye health important?

    You only get one pair of eyes, so it’s absolutely vital that you look after them. Research from the Eyecare Trust says that 10 per cent of adults in the UK have never had an eye test, while 20 million people don’t get their eyes tested regularly.

    With figures like this, it’s more important than ever to ensure that you know as much as possible about keeping your eyes healthy, understand what issues you may encounter throughout your lifetime and know why and when you need an eye test.

    Whether you’re a long-time glasses or contact lens wearer, or have never had any cause for concern with your eye health, we’re here to dispel myths, appease concerns and, most importantly, encourage everyone to understand why a regular eye test is important. 

    Find out more about some of Tesco Opticians’ customers and their stories of how underlying health conditions were discovered by our fantastic in-house optometrists across the country on our customer stories page here.

    What are the most common eye health conditions?

    There are a number of health conditions that an eye test can detect. Here are just a few: 

    • Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye complaints. Find out more about how to manage the condition and relieve symptoms in our blog here.
    • Cataracts are a cause for concern as they can gradually develop into blindness. To find out more read our blog here.
    • Age-related macular degeneration affects the tiny part of the retina at the back of your eye.
    • Glaucoma refers to a range of conditions that affect the optic nerve. Read our blog about managing Glaucoma here
    • Diabetic eye disease can cause vision loss is left untreated. Find out more about Diabetes and your eyes in our blog here.


    How can I get involved? 

    Keep your eyes peeled (pun intended!) across our Facebook, Twitter and blog for the most up-to-date info, top tips and some fun, too.

    Get involved in the conversation by using the hashtag #VisionMatters on Twitter or leaving us a comment over on our Facebook page, too!

    Discover 5 easy ways to take better care of your eyes over on our blog here and start taking better care of you and your family’s eyes today.

    Find out more about driving and your eyesight here and watch our latest video to discover how you can #BeLikeJeff and make sure you can always see the road safely and clearly.

    You can also book a free eye test at any of our 206 Tesco Opticians stores nationwide. Our online appointment booking system is open 24/7, 365 days a year and even offers same day booking!


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