Karaoke Eye Test

RNIB

Karaoke Eye Test

To mark RNIB’s year as the official health charity partner for Glastonbury Festival, the ‘Karaoke Eye Test’ aimed to remind the 200,000 festival-goers of the importance of getting regular eye tests by showing them what it could be like to experience poor vision and sight loss – all through the medium of karaoke. The RNIB Karaoke Eye Test tent, situated directly next to the Pyramid Stage, put the vision of Glastonbury-goers to the test by giving them the chance to perform their favourite karaoke songs – but with the lyrics on-screen decreasing in size line by line, as if it were a traditional eye test. The Karaoke Eye Test will also expose festival audiences to the experience of sight loss by applying filters to the screen, simulating the effects of eye conditions which can be prevented through early detection, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). At the end of each performance, karaoke singers and their friends will be given eye health tips, and encouraged to have their eyes tested when they return from the festival and every two years thereafter.
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