Eye Health Awareness Week

Image shows EYECAN team and display stall in NatWest banking hall market stall

Monday the 18th of September is the start of Eye Health Awareness Week. This is an important annual event in our calendar, offering tips to keep your eyes healthy, but also to raise awareness around preventative measures, particularly in the knowledge that 90% of sight loss can be prevented. Five key messages will form the […]

Jersey Legacy Week

Photo of EYECAN cars parked outside Westlea Centre.

EYECAN provides services throughout a person’s life which supports independence, promotes social opportunity, and boosts quality of life. Legacies play a big part of what we are able to do and help the Charity to support people affected by sight impairment. EYECAN thanks everyone who leaves a legacy to the Charity. Your thoughtfulness makes a […]

Supporting Islanders with Sight Impairment at Channel Islands Pride 2023

Image of a crowd celebrating the Pride festival in Jersey with the sea in the background. The following wording in white is written across the image: "Supporting Islanders with Sight Impairment at Channel Islands Pride 2023, Saturday 16th September.

EYECAN is pleased to be supporting CI Pride on Saturday 16th September. We will be based on People’s park in the community tent for the afternoon, and are happy to offer support to anyone attending the event who may need guiding. If any sight impaired islanders wish to take part in the parade from the […]

National Read a Book Day

Image of grey haired lady wearing glasses and reading a book while sitting on a sofa. The words, "6th September is National Read a Book Day" is written in white.

Being sight impaired shouldn’t discourage you from reading your favourite books. It is all about accessibility and EYECAN can help!  

EYECAN appoints new Chief Executive Officer Mark Coxshall

EYECAN is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer Mark Coxshall. The appointment follows the continued development of one of Jersey’s oldest charities. Formed in 1886 and formerly known as the Jersey Blind Society, EYECAN is the only charity locally to support islanders who are visually impaired. A former Detective Chief […]

Deafblind Awareness Week

Auditory and visual hallucinations Life can be challenging for people with sight loss or hearing loss, but a combination of the two can be even more difficult. For some people, such sensory losses are accompanied by hallucinations. Visual hallucinations, which are common to many sight loss conditions, are caused by the brain trying to make […]

Cataract Awareness month

June is Cataract Awareness month A cataract occurs when the lens inside your eye becomes cloudy. Many people develop cataracts as they grow older, but some conditions, such as diabetes, or high myopia, increase the likelihood of cataracts developing. Eye trauma, and some medications, such as steroids, can also increase the risk of cataracts. Cataracts […]

Volunteer Week

Image shows a group of ten volunteers, some standing and some kneeling, with EYECAN's vice president Anthea Bentley standing with them.

This week is Volunteers’ Week. Here at EYECAN we recognise the huge contribution that our volunteers make to the service that we are able to offer to Islanders with sight impairment. Their fantastic contribution touches every aspect of our work and we thank them all for their continued support. The time they give is invaluable […]

Blind Not Broken

Social media sensation Lucy Edwards writes about the power of her blindness. You can read her full story here: https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/lucy-edwards-essay