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Look After Your Eyes!

With World Sight Day taking place on Thursday 14th October, Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind will mark the annual event by throwing open its doors to the public.

Throughout the day, the Earlsdon-based charity will have a wide range of activities, demonstrations and information showing how it performs its vital work in helping people retain and regain their independence despite a visual impairment.

“We support people from across Coventry to adapt and thrive if they can no longer see as well,” said Rosie Brady BEM, co-founder and trustee of the Resource Centre. “This place is so full of positivity and joy, and we really want to share it with as many people as possible. And we also want to encourage people to get involved and volunteer – we couldn’t do it without them!”

Sight loss affects more people as they get older – eye conditions tend to be progressive or age-related so by the time you are 90, you have a one-in-two chance of being partially sighted at least. But as frustrating and frightening as that may be, there is a lot that you can do to live life to the full.

The theme of this year’s World Sight Day is “Look After Your Eyes”. Many people can reduce their risk of developing serious eye conditions by looking after their general health and going for regular eye tests to pick up anything early. At the Open Day, there will be plenty of information and advice for individuals and their families.

For more information, visit CRCB’s website www.coventryblind.org.uk or the Facebook page CRCB Earlsdon Coventry.

Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind
Hugh Sorrill, General Manager

Picture Caption: Rosie Brady BEM, co-founder of CRCB