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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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Just one week left to apply for popular courses at ABDO College

17 July 2019

ABDO College, the only college in the UK dedicated to the teaching of the theoretical and practical aspects of ophthalmic dispensing and related specialist areas.

Upcoming Events

Annual Handel House Composition Summer School.

Monday 22 Jul 2019 - Thursday 25 Jul 2019
This project invites music students with visual impairments to work with the Handel House Composer-in-Residence and a visually impaired composer, Michael Andrews to write a new piece of music.
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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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Around 360,000 people in the UK are registered blind or partially sighted

Recent Resources


England Vision Strategy annual report 2018-19

England Vision Strategy annual report 2018-19

Agenda for Vision UK Early Intervention and Enablement Committee, 17 July 2019

Agenda for Vision UK Early Intervention and Enablement Committee, 17 July 2019

ADASS endorses a Professional Register for Vision Rehabilitation Workers

The ADASS physical & sensory impairment & HIV/AIDS network, the Rehab Workers professional network, Visionary and Vision UK have worked

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