Plaistow event will give residents vital information on eyesight

Residents will have the chance to gain vital information and advice about their eyesight at an event run by Newham Council.

It is being held to mark World Sight Day on October 10 and will be held at the Community Resource Centre in Chargeable Lane in Plaistow from 11.30am to 3.30pm.

Its aim is to raise awareness of visual impairment, the support available to the people it affects and the rehabilitation of visually impaired people.

Residents will be given the opportunity to see an optician, pick up some information on preventing sight loss and have their questions and answered.

They can also take part in a range of activities and watch some demonstrations which will help train their eyes and prevent their sight deteriorating over time.

World Sight Day is an international day aimed at raising awareness and highlighting blindness and visual impairment as a global, public health issue.

For more information, call 0203 373 1543 or email