Intu Chapelfield to help raise awareness of eye health to shoppers

As part of National Eye Health Week nurses from Ophthalmology at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and representatives from the Norfolk & Norwich Association for The Blind (NNAB) will be at intu Chapelfield on Thursday 19th September 2013 from 9:00am to 8:00pm to answer the public’s questions on eye health and raise awareness on different types of eye conditions.

The aim of National Eye Health Week, 16th – 22nd September 2013, is to raise awareness of the importance of eye health and the need for everyone to have sight checks every two years to look after their eyes. Shoppers will be able to try on simulation glasses and find out what it’s like to have different eye diseases and find out about the most common of eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and age related macular degeneration. The team will be located outside H Samuel on the Lower Ground floor.

Rachel Emberson Ophthalmology Sister at the NNUH said: “We hope as many people as possible will attend our stand to mark National Eye Health Week. Almost two million people in the UK are living with sight loss yet over half of sight loss cases can be avoided so it is vital everyone takes care of their eyes. By coming along to our stand you can find out how you can keep your eyes healthy.”

Intu’s Chapelfield’s general manager Davina Tanner said: “Intu Chapelfield is really pleased to welcome nurses from the NNUH and the NNAB to the Centre to promote National Eye Health Week. I'm sure that our shoppers will find this awareness day really interesting and useful. We are committed to supporting the local community and having these events in the centre makes them really accessible to everyone.”

Thursday 12th of September 2013 03:00:56 PM