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    Closure of Vision UK

    It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the closure of Vision UK as of the 31/07/2020.

    Thanks to all for your support over the years and we hope that the collaboration we have always worked to engender will carry on in different formats and processes. We hope you will agree that things have been achieved for blind and partially sighted people and member organisations, under the collaborative banner over the years.

    We wish all our members, friends, associates and all blind and partially sighted people (and those at risk of sight loss) all the very best and all success for the future.

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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

Closure of Vision UK

8 June 2020

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the closure of Vision UK as of 31/07/2020.

Upcoming Events

Postponed to 11-15 July 2021: Vision2020's 13th International Conference by the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation, Ireland

Sunday 12 Jul 2020 - Thursday 16 Jul 2020
This is going to be a truly unique conference where the leading practitioners in Low Vision Research, Rehabilitation and Vision Impairment will meet to share current thinking and introduce future thinking in order to achieve the best practice for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation throughout the world.
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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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DHSC: Care Act easements: guidance for local authorities

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NHS England and NHS Improvement: Updates and guidance for optical settings

Optical Letter  01/04/2020 Dear colleagues Thank you again for your continued work to prepare for and handle the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Vision UK Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) 31/03/2020

Vision UK is following current guidance from the government on Coronavirus (COVID-19) based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that

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