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World Sight Day

Level Playing Field support World Sight Day

Eyesight is one of those things that you take for granted until you start to lose it but according to the Royal National Institute of Blind people (RNIB) at least 50% of sight loss can be avoided. You can find more statistics about sight loss on RNIB’s website here and about the research that is stopping sight loss in its tracks on Fight For Sight’s website here.

Even if you don’t have any concerns about your eyesight it is recommended to get an eye test every two years.

According to the NHS “A sight test will also include a general health check that can pick up early signs of eye disease before you’re aware of any symptoms. Some health conditions can affect the eyes such as:

Billericay football stars help to raise awareness for National Eye Health Week by getting their eyes tested. You can read about their experience and why they support the cause in Essex Live’s article here.

Level Playing Field General Manager Ruth Hopkins said “Level Playing Field are pleased to help spread the word about all the fantastic work that is going into helping people keep their vision where sight loss can be prevented. We will continue to support all those who are already affected by sight loss to access their favourite sports.”