A recent study shows Birmingham is a UK ‘hotspot’ at high risk of preventable sight loss, with over half of residents not having regular eye tests, and almost 400,000 of the population smokers – which is a leading cause of avoidable sight loss. To help Birmingham’s eye health, Vision Express will visit the city in its ‘Vision Van’ – a large mobile unit equipped with the very latest eye testing technology, to offer free of charge eye tests. It will be stationed at Victoria Square in Birmingham on Thursday 25 September 2014, from 10am to 6pm.
During National Eye Health Week 2014 (22 – 28 September), the Vision Van will tour areas of the UK most at risk of preventable sight loss due to low
eye test rates, high levels of obesity, heavy smoking, and prevalence of stroke.
The Van will offer free eye exams to the same high standards as Vision Express provides at its network of over 370 UK stores. The 30 minute tests are carried out by a Vision Express expert and to best practice guidelines of the College of Optometrists (COO). It includes an eye-health screening and digital retinal photography.