Macular Society: Blind tennis star to represent GB in first world tournament

20 April 2018
Source: Macular Society

Macular Society trustee, Paul Ryb, is one of eight British visually-impaired (VI) tennis players who have been selected to take part in the world’s first International Blind Tennis Tournament. Paul, who is the former British number one VI tennis player, will be representing the nation at the championship in Dublin later this month. He said: “I am incredibly excited. VI

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Visualise: Free Course worth 6 Interactive CET Points – Seeing Beyond the Eyes

20 April 2018
Source: Visualise

Free Course worth 6 Interactive CET Points – Seeing Beyond the Eyes Visualise Training and Consultancy and Orbita Black, with support from Thomas Pocklington Trust are delivering a FREE UK-wide roadshow specifically designed for Optometrists (Optom’s) and Dispensing Opticians (DO’s) on supporting patients with sight loss, support and professional services, and referral pathways. Hour 1 An Introduction to Visual Impairment

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Aon and SeeAbility join forces to promote eye care

20 April 2018
Source: SeeAbility

At Aon’s Empower Results for Colleagues Day on 8th March, SeeAbility delivered an informative and interactive session where employees in the Epsom office learned about common sight problems and the measures they can take to look after their eyes and vision. Following a presentation by Noopur Patel, SeeAbility’s Optometry Practice Manager, Aon employees were invited to try on a pair

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Act now to stop people losing sight due to delayed and cancelled hospital appointments

20 April 2018
Source: All Party Parliamentary Group on Eye Health and Visual Impairment

The NHS eye care system is currently failing patients, service provision is not keeping pace  with demand, meaning that hospitals are delaying and cancelling appointments, resulting in people losing sight. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Eye Health and Visual Impairment (APPG) held an inquiry in to this problem and on June 6 will release its findings at a report

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Support the “Do no harm” amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill

18 April 2018
Source: Faculty of Public Health

Lord Warner is seeking your support at Report stage for a cross-party ‘Do No Harm’ amendment to protect the public’s health in the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. The “do no harm” amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill was lodged by a number of cross-party peers to commit current and future UK and devolved governments to ensure public’s health and well-being. Currently

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“Going nowhere fast”: Shropshire eye patients risk blindness through unnecessary delays

18 April 2018
Source: Macular Society

Hundreds of patients in Shropshire are at risk of going blind as a result of delays to vital sight-saving treatment at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. A national charity, the Macular Society, has obtained documents in which senior hospital staff confirm that that is a ‘significant issue’ in the ophthalmology department causing delays could lead to ‘irreversible vision loss’

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First time marathon runner supporting Fight for Sight’s keratoconus research

18 April 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Patrick de Mars is running his first ever London Marathon for Fight for Sight, inspired by his  cousin Imogen who lives with keratoconus. Patrick’s story is not just about supporting his cousin on her journey with keratoconus but one of falling in love with running. Patrick’s commitment came from a recently established family tradition: “For me, it was peer pressure.

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AOP launches sector-wide optical workforce survey

18 April 2018
Source: The AOP

The AOP will use results from Optometrists’ futures: A survey of recruitment, retention and career aspirations of the optometric workforce to inform discussions with employers, public bodies, education providers and other optical bodies – supporting the interests of the wider profession as well as improving services for AOP members specifically. Chief Executive of the AOP, Henrietta Alderman, said: “We know

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Tickets now available for the UCL and Vision UK Dementia and Sight Loss Conference

13 April 2018

22 June 2018, 09.30 – 16.15 FREE tickets are now available to a conference that will consider the challenges faced by people who have dementia and are also visually impaired. The conference is aimed at professionals who work with people who have dementia, those who have dementia or know of someone who has dementia. Jointly organised by the University College

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RCOphth Congress – Early Bird Closing

13 April 2018
Source: RCOphth

It is just over five weeks until the beginning of the 2018 RCOphth Annual Congress.  The Early Bird registration closes on 18 April, you will still be able to book after this date, but book early to secure the best rate. Programme update Full details of the programme can be found on the College website. The programme for the Ophthalmology

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