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    Vision UK

    Vision UK will work in collaboration with partners across the eye health and sight loss sector to deliver positive change for blind and partially sighted people.

    Priority area 1: Improve the nation’s eye health and end sight loss

    Priority area 2: Improve support across eye health and social care services

    Priority area 3: Improve awareness of sight loss and create an inclusive society for all

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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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Latest News

College of Optometrists’ funded research identifies weaknesses in optometric data

13 December 2017

The College has published the findings of its commissioned Ophthalmic Public Health Research Project.

Upcoming Events

RSM: The 2018 squint forum

Thursday 14 Dec 2017
The squint forum conference is an annual update for orthoptists and ophthalmologists interested in strabismus and paediatric ophthalmology
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Latest Podcast:

John Welsman, Strategy and Research Policy Team, Guide Dogs, speaks to Sir Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Sir Andrew gives listeners an understanding of the work of NICE and their committees.

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Vision UK provides a weekly newsletter to subscribers interested in eye health and sight loss issues. The newsletter covers topical news stories from Vision UK and our members, 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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Starting Point
Every 5 seconds someone in the world goes blind

Recent Resources


IAPB Vision Atlas

Today, the world is populated by hundreds of millions of people who are unnecessarily blind or visually impaired from causes that are

Papers for Vision UK OPH Committee meeting 6 Dec 2017

Please find attached the updated agenda with additional papers (attachments 4 and 6) for the Vision UK Ophthalmic Public Health

Deptartment of Health: Talking to people about the government’s work on dementia

This toolkit is aimed at dementia groups and networks and provides guidance and helpful tips about facilitating discussions with people

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