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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

Avoid a fright: The College of Optometrists issues advice on make-up use this Halloween

22 October 2019

You might be surprised to know that false eyelashes, glitter and novelty contact lenses can cause a serious scare when it comes to eye health.

Upcoming Events

Graeae Theatre Company: Short course Discover for young Deaf and disabled people aged 17-30

Monday 21 Oct 2019 - Friday 25 Oct 2019
Discover is a one-week short course in theatre-making and technical production roles.
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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

Around 360,000 people in the UK are registered blind or partially sighted

Recent Resources


The Impact and Value of the NIHR Clinical Research Network.

The Impact and Value of the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) is an independent report, commissioned by the CRN and

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

Recent Tweets

Avoid a fright: The @CollegeOptomUK issues advice on make-up use this #halloween2019 You might be surprised to know that false eyelashes, glitter and novelty contact lenses can cause a serious scare when it comes to #EyeHealth https://t.co/LY6lE0h8D1

The @RNIB says schools are reducing specialist provision at a time when demand is growing. Thousands of children and young people with #VisionImpairment (#VI) are being failed because of a shortage of funds for specialist education services. From @guardian https://t.co/dWsB1LnjJx

Useful and productive meeting of the Scottish Vision Strategy group today. Planning for the future, talking events and working on governance. @guidedogsscot @RoyalBlind @ScotWarBlinded @visionary_uk @ALLIANCEScot @scotgov @SCOVITweet thanks @RNIBScotland for also hosting.