Welcome to the Eye Health Alliance

What do we do?

The Eye Health Alliance is a coalition of the optical bodies and eye care specialists who work together to promote eye health for all.

We campaign to:

  • raise awareness of the importance of eye health for everyone
  • promote the health benefits of regular eye tests and
  • reduce the high levels of avoidable sight loss in the UK.

We do this mainly by publishing and commenting on new, up-to-date information on eye care.

Eye health is very important. In today’s world, we spend increasingly more time of the day looking at screens. This can cause our eyes to feel tired and could strain our vision in the long run (along with other factors). We also may not rest our eyes enough. It is important to prevent vision loss and to care about our eyes.

The articles that we want to write will be pertinent to the general population, and will hopefully be helpful in getting updates, finding out more about a specific eye condition and getting treatment for common eye infections or other problems.

The eyes are very delicate organs, and without proper care, our vision can get worse. We want to help you prevent that from happening.

What we are not

The resources that you will find on this website are not meant to substitute medical advice. If you think that you may need urgent attention, please seek medical advice immediately. You may need urgent medical attention if you have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Red eye
  • Pain in the eye
  • Discharge from the eyes
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • An external object in your eye
  • Sudden blurred vision

How to care about your eyes

We won’t be able to help you diagnose a problem, nor can we be consulted if you need urgent medical attention. However we are happy to give you some general guidelines on how to take care of your eyes both here and in the articles we post regularly.

Some general guidelines for eye care:

  • Don’t rub your eyes if you have dirty hands;
  • Protect your eyes from sunlight, bright lights and any place where the dust concentration in the air is particularly high;
  • Remember to blink and roll your eyes often when looking at a screen (especially a computer screen);
  • Don’t wear contact lenses all the time (rough guide: take them off when your eyes are tired!);
  • Make sure you have plenty of light in the room when you are reading or using your computer.

Feel free to browse our other articles for in-depth looks at other topics related to eye care.