Chairman’s Update – September 2014

Dear colleagues,
This year National Eye Health Week runs from 22-28th September. This is an opportunity for anyone involved in eye care to promote good eye health to the general public.
Optometry NI has partnered with RNIB to promote the “Love Your Eyes” campaign. RNIB research tells us that 50% of sight loss is preventable and the best way to prevent sight loss is to ensure we get our eyes tested regularly. This week all optometric practices in Northern Ireland will receive “Love Your Eyes” posters and leaflets which encourage people to get their eyes tested regularly as well as keeping their eyes healthy by taking measures such as regular exercise and eating sensibly.
ONI encourages practices to place these posters prominently in their windows and to place the leaflets in places where they can be read by customers and browsers and to also distribute them to local GP practices and pharmacies.
Thank you very much for your support and if you have any queries please contact us.
Yours faithfully
David Barnes
Chair Optometry NI