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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

Birmingham Vision Update

16 October 2019

Birmingham Vision have, sadly, concluded that Birmingham Vision is no longer sustainable, and have made the difficult decision that the charity will no longer continue to operate

Upcoming Events

VICTA Early years day 2019

Sunday 20 Oct 2019
While the day will involve baby and toddler activities for your little ones, it will also provide a focus on providing information for parents and an opportunity for parents to meet other parents.
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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

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

Recent Resources


Vision UK response to: Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s – DHSC consultation document

The Department for Health and Social Care are seeking views on proposals to tackle the causes of preventable ill health

Science Direct: Time outdoors and the prevention of myopia

Amanda N.Frencha, Regan S,.Ashby, Ian G.Morgan, Kathryn A.Rose Highlights •  Children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to

Direction of Vision UK 2019

Following on from the Vision UK Leadership Panel meeting held in May 2019 and comments from the members, the direction

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Vision UK announces the winners of their new awards. We recently announced the winners for our three new thematic awards and the Astbury, and David Burt OBE Awards at #RSMVUK10 #IreneStratton @Visualisetc @Rahi_Eye_Vision @lolaeyedoc #SubhashSuthar https://t.co/uOzvRdJgnb

Chairs appointed to network to give #DisabledPeople a stronger voice by The @ODIgovuk the Minister @JustinTomlinson said:
If we are truly to break down the barriers faced by disabled people in everyday life, it’s vital that we listen to their views.