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    Vision UK

    Vision UK works in collaboration with partners across the eye health and sight loss sector to deliver positive change for blind and partially sighted people. To enable this we are setting up four Strategic Panels:

    • Evidence and statistics
    • Research, cures and treatments
    • Services, support and care
    • Public perception of sight loss

    Panel members will include senior people from inside and outside the eye health and sight loss sector (including industry where appropriate). The panels will, via discussion and inquiry, set national strategic priorities and targets.

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    Who are we?

    Vision UK’s ambition is for the UK to be a nation where:
    • Everyone looks after their sight.
    • People’s eye conditions are identified early, treated and, where possible, cured.
    • People obtain services which are person centred, joined-up and good quality.
    • People with sight loss live the lives they choose.

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    Portfolio of Indicators for Eye Health and Care

    Within the Vision UK Ophthalmic Public Health Committee leading clinical and patient organisations have come together to agree which outcomes and quality indicators should be used to measure and improve the performance of eye health services around the UK.

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Latest News

BIPOSA: Travel Fellowship Award

11 November 2019

BIPOSA aims to promote research into causes and management of childhood eye diseases and eye movement disorders and strabismus in children and adults.

Upcoming Events

Purple Tuesday 2019

Tuesday 12 Nov 2019
Purple Tuesday 2019 is an international call to action, focused on changing the customer experience for disabled people.
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Latest Podcast:

John Welsman in conversation with Matt Broom, CEO Vision UK, on the changes in Vision UK and plans for the future

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Vision UK provides a monthly newsletter to subscribers interested in eye health and sight loss issues, covering news, research, professional insight, events and vacancies within the sector.

Starting Point

A guide for parents and carers whose child has a vision impairment.

This information introduces you to the help and support you may want as the parents and carers of a child with a vision impairment.

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Sight Advice FAQ

The Sight Advice FAQ answers questions about living with sight loss, eye health or being newly diagnosed with a sight condition.
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Sight Advice FAQ

Around 360,000 people in the UK are registered blind or partially sighted

Recent Resources


Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee minutes 2018

Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee minutes 2018 27 September 2018

Proposal for Vision UK Services, Support and Care Panel to step down

Proposal for Vision UK Services, Support and Care Panel to step down

House of Commons Education Committee: Special educational needs and disabilities First Report of Session 2019–20

Summary In 2014, Parliament legislated with the intention of transforming the educational experiences of children and young people with special

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The purpose of the BIPOSA Travel Fellowship is to enable early career #orthoptists and #ophthalmologists, based in the UK or Ireland, to undertake further training in Paediatric Ophthalmology and/or Strabismus. https://t.co/hVFLmgCnA5

Blind Edinburgh artist aims to capture impressions of his emotional and sensory experience in his art @RNIBScotland #UnseenTrails: Journeys made Visible’ is at Gallery 3, St Margaret’s House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE until 30 November 2019. https://t.co/vdPnuT0pfW

Part time graphic designer vacancy @TweetIGA - https://t.co/s3MjS7oNp1 Closing date 27 November 2019