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Charity says it’s Time to Talk Eye Health as it Reports on a Dynamic 2020

Charity says it’s Time to Talk Eye Health as it Reports on a Dynamic 2020

Eye Health UK told members it’s ‘time to talk eye health’ and inspire people to be ‘eye aware’ as it presented an upbeat round-up of 2020 and looked to the future at its online AGM on 26 May 2021.

Reporting on the year ending 31 December 2020 the charity’s chairman, David Cartwright, explained how “careful and flexible management of the charity’s operations and output had helped it traverse the challenges of the last year to increase its reserves and deliver public health campaigns that landed with real impact”.

During 2020 the charity’s covid eye care programme provided essential public advice and information on looking after your eyes during the pandemic with guidance on everything from accessing primary eyecare services to keeping your vision clear and eyes healthy when wearing a face mask, as well as, tips for minimising the effects of prolonged screen use.

Around a quarter of a million people benefited from the charity’s online advice and information over the last year, whilst Eye Health UK’s media activity generated national and regional coverage on a broad range of topics.

The charity’s resource library expanded in 2020 with a 10 best eye health habits series and covid eye care materials which includes a range of materials aimed at the 4.2 million people living in the UK for whom English is not their first language. These resources were translated into 30+ languages and produced in collaboration with COVID-19 Infographics.

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