21 Jan Eye For An Eye
We believe that healthy eyes make all the difference to someone’s quality of life. In the world of Concept, our community is at the heart of what we do. Through early detection, we have treated pathology, complex eye conditions, optimised vision and even saved lives. As an ‘Associate Practice’ with the international charity ‘Optometry Giving Sight’, we support eye care across the globe. Closer to home, our philosophy in the North East, is underpinned by a social model of care because for us, every life matters. We live in a society where more people are feeling isolated, experience poverty, basic lack of nutrition and increasing health inequalities. Access to health care is often a post code lottery. This means that the responsiveness and quality of care or intervention needed is not always available. In recognition of this, for over a decade, Concept have campaigned and worked with charities including Crisis, the Cyrenian’s, Salvation Army and MIND. We have also at the request of local schools, worked with parents and teachers to help children with special care needs. As an independent company, we invest in serving those that need us most. Health officials need to recognise that access to eye health care is a basic human health right. Over 80% of all vision impairment can be prevented or cured. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), An estimated 253 million people live with vision impairment. With an increasing population of older people, more people will be at risk of vision impairment due to chronic eye diseases. Globally, chronic eye diseases are the main cause of vision loss. Uncorrected refractive errors and then un-operated cataract are the top two causes of vision impairment. An estimated 19 million children are vision impaired. Of these,12 million children have a vision impairment due to refractive error. Health research shows all too often, the direct link between deprivation and vision.
Our Eye for an Eye campaign, without discrimination, actively supports the vision of vulnerable people in the North East and in developing countries through education, resources and clinical care.
Look after your eyes! Come and see Sam, our friendly clinic lead. She will be delighted to book you in: call 0191 296 6142