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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

Fight for Sight launches survey to gather insights on personal impact of sight loss

20 November 2019

The survey comes in response to shocking findings that sight loss costs the UK over £28 billion each year, yet only 1% of funding for public services is spent on eye research.

Upcoming Events

Road Safety Week 2019: Step up for Safe Streets

Monday 18 Nov 2019 - Sunday 24 Nov 2019
Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity.
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Podcasts

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

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Recent Resources

14
Nov

Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness: First-Time Experience in Owning a Dog Guide by Older Adults with Vision Loss

Introduction: In spite of the vast amount of literature on pet therapy and dog companionship, limited studies exist on older
7
Nov

Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee minutes 2018

Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee minutes 2018 27 September 2018
6
Nov

Proposal for Vision UK Services, Support and Care Panel to step down

Proposal for Vision UK Services, Support and Care Panel to step down

Recent Tweets

Take @fightforsightUK online survey on 'The impact of living - or looking after someone - with sight loss and/or eye conditions' to help strengthen the case for urgently needed eye research funding. https://t.co/b8ng2WjLQw

Spend your next coffee break in the company of our film. In under 5 minutes you can watch and vote for #mylifewithoutlimits to win an @CharityFilm_ award. https://t.co/VfI7eGjQzL

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (@policyABDO) has a new team of local leads to cover Wales, allowing for representation of #DispensingOpticians (DOs) across all the regional #OpticalCommittees (ROC) https://t.co/xrKpSMlzXk