Edward Timpson MP and Steve Winyard (RNIB Head of Policy and Campaigns)

Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson helped to launch a new eye health campaign when he welcomed the RNIB to Parliament.

The Royal National Institute of Blind People’s campaign Save our Sight (SOS) aims to highlight how 50% of sight loss is avoidable.

Two million people in the UK have sight problems and the number of people at risk of the main causes of blindness, cataract, glaucoma, wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye disease will rise by 25 per cent by 2020.

Mr Timpson said: “I am pleased to pledge my support to RNIB’s new SOS campaign to improve early diagnosis and access to treatment for my constituents.”

Steve Winyard, head of campaigns at RNIB, said: “RNIB welcomes the support of Edward Timpson.

“Our SOS campaign aims to challenge unnecessary sight loss, to promote the importance of regular eye checks and also to highlight those areas where timely access to treatment and monitoring has saved the sight of those previously at risk of blindness.”

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