Astbury Award Winners & Shortlist 2015

10 September 2015
Source: VISION 2020 UK

Winner of the Astbury Award 2015 Bradford learning disability eye service Rachel Pilling The Bradford Learning Disability Eye Service has brought together community health, hospital eye services, education, voluntary sector, patients and carers to improve access to eye health for adults and children with learning disability. The Nominatees for this project are: Bradford Learning Disability Eye Service represented by Rachel

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Research journal of the College of Optometrists celebrates 90th anniversary

20 May 2015

ARVO 2015, held in the US city of Denver in May, provided the setting for a celebration of 90 years of Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics (OPO), the research journal of the College of Optometrists. OPO is now the top optometry journal in the world, with a journal impact factor of 2.66 and ranked 13th in the top 58 international ophthalmology,

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Metro Blind Sport : Two Sopranos & a Piano – Fundraising concert – 31 May

19 May 2015

Date: Sunday 31 May 2015 Time: 3.30pm. Where: St Barnabas Chapel, Croydon University Hospital (May Day Hospital) 530 London Road, Croydon, CR7 7YE. Cost: FREE Contact: Carol.McFetridge or Tel: 0203 642 2745 On Sunday 31 May at 3.30pm our very own Singing Fundraiser Carol McFetridge will be performing with 2SP ( Two Sopranos & a Piano) in a fund raising

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RNIB Report: Sight loss advisers play key role in supporting patients and staff say ophthalmologists

19 May 2015

A new RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) report highlights the difference that sight loss advisers can make to a busy eye department, freeing up clinician’s time and acting as a bridge between health and social care. Eight ophthalmologists from across the UK share their views and explain the positive benefits that the advisers (also known as ECLOs or

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Vision Direct Customers help the ‘Fight for Sight’

18 May 2015

Vision Direct’s customers have helped to raise £3,000 for eye research charity, Fight for Sight, which will help support the fight against sight loss. The collaboration, between the UK’s leading charity that funds pioneering eye research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease and the UK’s largest online contact lens retailer, for the existing #BlinkWinkThink campaign launched on 23

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VISION 2020 UK launches the first ever call for nominations for the Astbury Award

18 May 2015

VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella charity bringing together agencies across the eye health and sight loss sector, are calling for nominations for the ‘Astbury Award’, named for former VISION 2020 UK Chair and inaugural recipient Nick Astbury. This is the first time that the Award is open to nominations from VISION 2020 UK member organisations and will become an annual

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Metro Blind Sport announce Metro Athletics Open 2015

18 May 2015

Hosted by London Borough of Tower Hamlets, supported by Canary Wharf Group and Motivate East. Metro Blind Sport are pleased to announce this year’s 39th Annual Athletics Competition will also incorporate a Festival of Athletics for vision impaired people, their families and friends. Both elements of the day are open to all UK residents. The Festival (Endorsed by England Athletics)

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Father running 150 miles to help raise vital funds to support eye research

15 May 2015

An heroic father, from Billericay, Essex, will be running 150 miles to help raise vital funds to support the eye research charity, Fight for Sight, and Alzheimer’s Society. Craig Heron, 42, will take on this epic challenge, on Sunday 17 May, starting from Birmingham at 3am. He will run non-stop and hopes to cross the finish line in London approx.

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Sight loss charities team up with ScottishPower Foundation to provide employment support

15 May 2015

Workshops to help over 200 job seekers, who are blind or partially sighted, to develop skills needed to gain or retain employment have been launched by sight loss charities RNIB and Action for Blind People, thanks to a £49,200 donation from the ScottishPower Foundation. David Newbold, from RNIB and Action for Blind People, explains: “Finding work can be challenging for

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The College of Optometrists to use innovative filmed scenarios at peer discussion event in Windsor

14 May 2015

In an exciting approach to peer discussion, the College will host an event in Windsor next month which uses filmed ethical scenarios. Delegates will watch different cases acted out on screen before discussing them with colleagues. The discussions are supported by a trained facilitator and will cover: confidentiality; wrong prescription; and a poorly performing colleague. This peer discussion event, taking

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