Welcome to NERC's National Eye Health Week 2020 Hub!

Here’s the basics:

What: National Eye Health Week aims to inspire and educate people on the importance of eye health. At NERC, we also see it as the perfect opportunity to raise awareness around the vital need for more investment in eye research.

When: 21st – 27th September 2020

Where: This awareness week is mostly celebrated in the UK but we welcome anyone who wants to take part.

How: Get involved in National Eye Health Week by reading, learning, educating or hosting a fundraiser.

Why: 2 million people in the UK currently live with sight loss, by 2050 this number is set to double. By getting the facts and understanding importance of eye research, you’re taking vital steps towards ensuring we can prevent more people from losing their sight.

Take 10 minutes this National Eye Health Week to make a huge contribution to the world of sight...

This National Eye Health Week, by giving just 10 minutes of your time, you can transform the future of eye research. 

Did you know, in the UK eye research only receives 1% of national medical research funding? This is nowhere near enough, but with your help we can change that.

We’re asking our supporters and the wider community to share their experiences with us so that we can help more people to understand the desperate need for further investment in eye research.

By taking just 10 minutes to complete a short survey, you will be playing a crucial part in progress and you will be making your mark on future treatments and solutions to sight loss. 

If you are familiar with our work and have donated to us before – thank you so much for your continued support! We’d like to ask that you please take this version of the survey.

If you are new to our community, welcome – we’re so happy you’re here! We would be extremely grateful if you would please take this version of the survey.

We’ll be sharing the results via our Enewsletter, so if you haven’t signed up, please do so today and we’ll be in touch.

4 Foods for Healthy Eyes

Celebrate National Eye Health Awareness Week by cooking up a storm. Small tweaks to your diet can make a big difference to your eye health. Learn more. 

A selection of healthy foods

Britain's Most Prevalent Eye Diseases 

2 million people in the UK currently live with sight loss. In just 10 years time, this number is expected to reach nearly 3 million. Here's what you need to know about the most common eye conditions in our country. Read more.

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