Campaign highlights eye tests
PEOPLE are being urged to get their eyes tested as part of National Eye Health Week.
The event brings organisations and health professionals from across the UK together to raise awareness of the importance of good eye health and the need for sight tests.
Swansea East AM Mike Hedges said: "The shocking reality is that around 50 per cent of sight loss is avoidable, and the single most important thing people can do to protect their sight is to go for a test every two years.
Ceri Jackson, chair of the National Eye Health Week steering group in Wales, added: "National Eye Health Week is an opportunity for people to come together and raise awareness of the need to be proactive about our eye health in the same way as we would in relation to other health conditions. I'm delighted Mike Hedges has pledged his support."