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'Vision awareness week' campaign launched

An annual campaign is taking place this week raising awareness of the importance of eye health and the challenges faced by those who have visual impairments.

Vision Awareness Week, organised by Manx Blind Welfare Society (MBWS), runs from today (September 21) until Saturday (September 26) with a series of activities and events organised.

They'll include a technology drop-in session in Tuesday to showcase technology which can help those who struggle with their eyesight, and on Friday residents and businesses will be encouraged to go 'Bright for Sight' by wearing vibrant colours throughout the day to support the cause.

MBWS Volunteers Coordinator & Events Organiser, Debbie Thomson, says: "We hope this week will help to spread awareness of eye health and the challenges blind and visually impaired people face on a daily basis. 

"The events and activities are open to all and we’d love to see some new faces and supporters from across the Island getting involved."

Details of what events are taking place and where as well as how to book a place on them is available on the MBWS Facebook page, by calling 674 727 or e-mailing enquiries@mbws.org.im.


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