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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

Thomas Pocklington Trust: Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) position statement

23 August 2019

All blind and partially sighted university students must have access to the support they need to achieve their full academic potential and the opportunity to obtain the same skills and experiences as their peers.

Upcoming Events

BES and JST Icelandic infinity sailing adventure and expedition

Saturday 3 Aug 2019 - Friday 30 Aug 2019
British Exploring Society and Jubilee Sailing Trust have joined forces again to provide a once in lifetime opportunity to sail the North Atlantic Sea and explore the remote extra-ordinary Icelandic terrain.
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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.

Forward view: Vision and eye health conference

This multidisciplinary conference on 9 October 2019 will bring together a wealth of professionals and medical experts to discuss, engage and create positive strategies for the vision sector.
The conference will encompass interactive workshops with tangible takeaways, present new research and updates for all involved in eye health and care.
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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


Welsh Government: Eye care measures for NHS outpatients: June 2019

The Eyecare statistics for June have been published by Statistics Wales. Monthly data on ophthalmology outpatients who were waiting within

RSM/Vision UK Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages for Forward view: Vision and eye health conference

Book your exhibition space for the Vision UK and Royal Society of Medicine: Forward view: Vision and eye health Conference.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: Third annual report on the Indigenous eye health measures

The Australian National Eye Health Survey continues to repay dividends on the investment by the Australian Government. In addition to

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