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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 4 Strategic Panels:

    • Epidemiology, evidence and statistics
    • Research, cures and treatments
    • Services, support and care
    • Public understanding of eye health and sight loss

    We visualise these panels to be senior people from inside and outside of the eye health and sight loss sector (including industry where appropriate). These panels will, via discussion and inquiry, set national strategic priorities and targets for the four headlines.

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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

World Blind Union: Cities for All Campaign and the Global Compact on Inclusive and Accessible Cities launched

10 December 2018

The historic launch of the Cities For All global campaign and the Global Compact on Inclusive and Accessible Cities.

Upcoming Events

RCGP: One Day Essential, Ophthalmology

Tuesday 11 Dec 2018
For some GPs, this area of medicine is replete with uncertainty. Given the relatively short exposure to ophthalmology during training, there may be anxieties over diagnostic or management uncertainty.
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Latest Podcast:

John Welsman, Strategy and Research Policy Team, Guide Dogs, speaks Matt Broom and Keith Valentine discuss the legacies from VISION 2020 UK and the future strategy and work which Vision UK will undertake.

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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
86% of people in the UK value their eyesight above any other sense

Recent Resources


Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology: Corneal endothelial cell dysfunction: etiologies and management

Abstract   A transparent cornea is essential for the formation of a clear image on the retina. The human cornea

ONS: Children’s and young people’s experiences of loneliness: 2018

The Office for National Statistics analysis of children’s and young people’s views, experiences and suggestions to overcome loneliness, using in-depth

CCEHC launch the System and Assurance Framework for Eye-health (SAFE) – Emergency and Urgent Care

How to ensure your patients are managed by the right person in the right place at the right time. The

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