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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

The MED4VI Study (mobile electronic devices for visual impairment) – now looking for participants

24 June 2019

We are seeking volunteers aged 18 to 95 with a visual impairment, who are thinking of buying a mobile electronic device (such as smartphone or tablet), who may benefit from training to use the device and additional support from a volunteer, and are able to travel into Manchester or London on a regular basis for the duration of the study.

Upcoming Events

Macular Week 2019

Monday 24 Jun 2019 - Sunday 30 Jun 2019
Macular disease is the next public health crisis and we urgently need to raise awareness of it.
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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

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

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Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology: ‘It’s too late’. Is it really? Considerations for amblyopia treatment in older children

Marianne E.F. Piano   Anita J. Simmers In recent years, media coverage has demonstrated instances in which families of children

College of Optometrists: Report: Focus on Falls

Poor balance can be caused by reduced central and/or peripheral vision or eye movement disorders. Poor central and/or peripheral vision

Public Health England: Public Health Outcomes Framework “Preventable Sight Loss Indicator” (4.12i – 4.12iv) has been refreshed and updated

Public Health England (PHE) Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) Domain 4 “Preventable Sight Loss Indicator” (4.12i – 4.12iv) has been

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