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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

Retina UK publishes unique insight into the experiences of people with inherited retinal conditions

13 September 2019

Evidence of the real-life experiences, challenges and expectations of almost 1,000 people affected by inherited sight loss conditions have been published by national sight loss charity Retina UK.

Upcoming Events

Macular Society: Macular Degeneration Patient information Event

Wednesday 18 Sep 2019
Consultant Ophthalmologist Amit Gaur and Specialist Optometrist Shona Redmond invite you to ask questions about Macular Degeneration.
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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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Newsletter Sign Up

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

An estimated 25,000 children in Britain are blind or partially sighted

Recent Resources


Agenda for the ADASS physical & sensory impairment & HIV/AIDS network meeting 18/10/19

The re-scheduled meeting of the ADASS physical & sensory impairment & HIV/AIDS network will take place at 11- 3 on

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.

Recent Tweets

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