LOCAL Assembly Member Nick Ramsay has pledged his support for National Eye Health Week, which takes place 21-27th September 2015.
Speaking on Wednesday, Mr Ramsay said:
“So many of us take our eyes for granted because they rarely hurt, but it is terribly important that we look after them. Statistics show that every day in Wales nearly three people lose their sight but 50% of sight loss is avoidable with early detection and treatment. That’s why regular sight tests are so important – they not only tell us if we need glasses or a change of prescription but can also pick up many general health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
“National Eye Health Week brings organisations and health professionals from across Wales and the UK together to raise awareness of the importance of good eye health and the need for regular sight tests.”
Ceri Jackson, Director of RNIB Cymru and chair of the National Eye Health Week steering group in Wales, said:
“I’m delighted that Mr Ramsay has pledged his support and hope that as many people as possible can join us during the week in doing their bit to stop people losing their sight unnecessarily.”