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    Making 2020 the “Year of Vision”

    At Vision UK we want to make 2020 a big year for eye health and sight loss, making it the “Year of Vision”. Join us in presenting a united front for change. Include “2020: Year of Vision” on your literature and campaigns. #YearOfVision     #2020YearOfVision

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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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Latest News

Fight for Sight survey on personal impact of sight loss is now live

24 January 2020

Fight for Sight is inviting those affected by sight loss – either personally or indirectly via someone they care for – to participate in the survey and strengthen the case for urgently needed eye research funding.

Upcoming Events

100% Optical

Saturday 25 Jan 2020 - Monday 27 Jan 2020
Taking place on 25-27 January 2020, at London ExCeL, this year’s 100% Optical will offer a comprehensive educational programme, delivered by the Association of Optometrists.
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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.

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

Two-thirds of registered blind and partially sighted people of working age are not in paid employment

Recent Resources


Public Health England: Launch a new edition of Health matters: physical activity – prevention and management of long-term conditions

A new edition of HealthMatters focusing on the importance of physical activity for your health. Read the full edition to

Access to Work report for the Wales Vision Strategy Meeting,

How Accessible is Access to Work for people with sight loss in Wales 3 years on

Wales Vision Strategy Advisory Committee Monday 16 September 2019 Minutes and actions

Wales Vision Strategy Advisory Committee Monday 16 September 2019 Minutes and actions attached  

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Complete @fightforsightUK survey into the personal impact of sight loss and eye conditions if you or someone you care for has sight loss to help strengthen the case for urgently needed eye research funding - https://www.visionuk.org.uk/fight-for-sight-survey-on-personal-impact-of-sight-loss-is-now-live/