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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

Cardiff University: Traditional eye screening ‘ineffective’ for special schools

22 March 2019

The research, which was funded by the vision charity SeeAbility, concluded that full eye examinations are a more effective method for detection.

Upcoming Events

VICTA Driving break, Thetford

Friday 22 Mar 2019 - Monday 25 Mar 2019
VICTA is hosting its third driving break for young people aged 18 to 29 years old who are blind or partially sighted at the Thorpe Woodlands Adventure Centre, which has been a popular location with previous VICTA adventure weekends.
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Podcasts

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

Recent Resources

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Mar

Guide Dogs: Blind and partially sighted people ‘left out of everyday life’

People who are blind and partially sighted are being shut out of society, but members of the public could help
10
Mar

Nystagmus and driving – publication update

In line with recent changes at the DVLA we have updated our free to download booklet, Nystagmus and Driving. To
10
Mar

Response to Welsh Government’s Consultation on ‘Action on Disability: the Right to Independent Living’

See below joint responses from Guide Dogs Cymru, RNIB Cymru and Wales Council of the Blind to the Welsh Government’s

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