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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 Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has a new team of local leads to cover Wales, allowing for representation of dispensing opticians (DOs) across all the regional optical committees (ROC).

18 November 2019

The new local lead team includes Diana Haines who will represent DOs on the North Wales ROC, Jennifer Park and Christine Valerio (SEWROC) and Kate Hooper (SWROC).

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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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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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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86% of people in the UK value their eyesight above any other sense

Recent Resources


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

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

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

Latest update from @ReNeuron stem cell trial report from @RetinaUK An encouraging update on the progress of its Phase 1/2 trial of a #StemCell-based therapy for #RetinitisPigmentosa, describing the most recent results as a “clear signal of efficacy” https://t.co/fDGkQ7EOMu

Research from @The_AOP shows tougher laws still needed on vision for driving. The AOP is encouraging optical professionals across the sector to support this year’s #RoadSafetyWeek (18-24 Nov 2019) by sharing it’s #DontSwerveASightTest campaign resources https://t.co/Wzt6Mv4ysy

Today is #CharlesBonnetSyndrome day!

This common, but poorly known condition with vivid visual #hallucinations can develop in anyone who has lost most of their vision.

To learn more about this condition, read this article by @esmesumbrella: ☂️