The UK’s largest optical event, 100% Optical, has pledged its support for the Big Blind Walk 2018, in collaboration with VisionBridge, to help stop sight loss in its tracks.
Promising a bumper gathering for its “fabulous fifth anniversary” at London Excel on January 27-29, 2018, the show will help raise awareness of life changing eye research.
Founder of VisionBridge, Julian Jackson said: “Sadly, eye research is one of the best kept secrets in the UK, despite all the impressive breakthroughs and developments over the last 50 years but with the help of 100% Optical, we hope to change this.
“100% Optical is the place where eye health innovation begins. It pulls the optical profession together and represents the very best in education for optometry and ophthalmology.”
Supported by 100% Optical and Second Sight, the 1,000 mile walk from Land's End to John O'Groats commences on 29 April for seven weeks and aims to raise awareness and understanding of sight loss, promote eye research and create a new fund for translational research. Visit bigblindwalk.com to join the walk through your home town or make a donation.
100% Optical event director, Nathan Garnett said, “We want to support and enhance the optical sector and this is the perfect cause for us to champion this year. The show is more than just an industry event, it has always aimed to provide a thought leadership platform and influential “voice” for eye health innovation.
“It’s really shaping up to be our best year yet, which is bound to have a great impact on the awareness of VisionBridge and boost support for the Big Blind Walk. We’re really looking forward to donning our walking shoes to join in next April too.”
100% Optical works in partnership with the Association of Optometrists and is Europe's fastest growing optical event, set to attract over 8,000 UK and international visitors.
Renowned for its buzzing atmosphere, 100% Optical offers a positive visitor experience, created by the bustling exhibition floor, fashion shows, interactive workshops, world class education programme, learning hubs, design competitions and the central bar.
Visit Big Bling Walk to support and donate to this great cause.
Please support Julian Jackson on his epic 1,000 mile walk through Great Britain and display any of these posters in your homes, offices and practices. Encourage your friends, colleagues and patients to join the Big Blind Walk 2018 and fundraise to help create a future where everyone can see!