EYECAN Summer Lunch

On 16th June EYECAN’s social club members, staff and volunteers enjoyed a beautiful three course lunch in the Rosiere Suite at St. Brelade’s Bay Hotel, Jersey The event, which compensated for all the Christmas meals missed since 2019, was such a success that it looks set to become a fixture. Excellent food and sunshine are […]

EYECAN Walk in My Shoes

This year Walk in My Shoes was held at St Martin’s Village Green a change to our usual venue. The event commemorates Glen Robertson, a former friend of the Charity, who sadly died due to complications of diabetes, the disease which caused his sight loss. Participants were provided with disposable spectacles simulating diabetic retinopathy. Under […]

Deafblind Awareness Week

Communication Isolation Sight or hearing loss can occur at any time but particularly as people get older. However, some people may experience a loss to both senses, which is termed, dual sensory loss. Individuals with dual sensory loss are greatly disadvantaged because they cannot compensate for hearing or sight loss with a sense that remains […]

Judi Dench health Update

Dame Judi Dench, who is 87, has age-related macular degeneration, which has caused her eyesight to worsen overtime. She has since found it impossible to do any work on set without assistance. However despite this, she is determined to remain “mobile”. Watch more about her journey – https://www.msn.com/…/judi-dench-health-i…/ar-AAXQt8p…

Diabetes Awareness Week

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Severe sight loss or blindness can be caused by diabetes. Whilst there are specific diabetes related sight conditions, diabetes also increases the likelihood of cataracts or glaucoma. EYECAN supports Islanders with sight loss, no matter how that sight loss is caused. Diabetes Jersey supports people with diabetes and raises public awareness of the need for […]

EYECAN Newsletter – May 2022

Hello once again to all friends of EYECAN.  We hope you are keeping well, and that life is treating you kindly. I would like to start this newsletter by telling you about some recent changes at Westlea.  Firstly, I must let you know that Activities Coordinator, Maxine Preddy, has moved on to a new job, […]

EYECAN Creates Jubilee Flower Display

EYECAN members have been busy putting the final touches to their floral creations in readiness for their Jubilee Flower Display which will be situated at the entrance to the car park opposite St Martins’ Public Hall from Friday 27th May. Members have been working for several months at EYECAN’s Westlea Centre creating the 70 decorated […]

Sun Awareness Week 2nd – 8th May

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Did you know that the sun rays which cause sunburn can also harm your eyes? Invisible UVA and UVB rays enter our eyes whenever we’re exposed to sunlight. Usually, our eyes can absorb the rays without damage being caused. However, high exposure to them is a risk factor in the development of cataract. People who […]

EYECAN Electric Vehicle Survey

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With the increase in the number of electric and hybrid vehicles on the road, EYECAN wishes to understand the impact of these vehicles on pedestrian safety. Whilst these vehicles are understandably beneficial to the environment, they are much quieter on the road than cars with a combustion engine, and therefore are harder to identify for […]

Connect Voices Current Opportunities

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Do you know about Connect Voices? This is your way to get involved in RNIB’s work and help shape what they do. Whether it’s completing a short survey, taking part in a quick poll or sharing your views in an online discussion, you can choose how involved you want to be. Follow the link to […]