Vision Charter Launched during National Eye Health Week (14 – 20 June 2010)

17 June 2010

Over 400 delegates gathered on Tuesday 15 June at Vision UK 2010 in the ICC, Birmingham to celebrate successes and learn about initiatives in eye health and sight loss services. An important new initiative was unveiled on the day – ‘You and your vision: a charter for eye care and sight loss services’ and attention was drawn to the new

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Age-related Macular Degeneration Annual Evidence Update: 14th – 20th June 2010

11 June 2010

NHS Evidence – eyes and vision is pleased to present an Evidence Update on AMD, one of the commonest causes of certifiable visual impairment in the UK – see http://bit.ly/evscbX2HTj The 2010 Evidence Update focuses on the management of neovascular (wet) AMD and highlights the: – key evidence base underpinning current interventions (key randomised controlled trials and current guidance); –

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SeeAbility Press Release: Bank of England Reception

11 June 2010

SeeAbility, formerly the Royal School for the Blind, recently held a reception at the Bank of England. The evening highlighted the work of SeeAbility, in particular their specialist services for people who have a visual impairment and additional disabilities. Hosting the event was Kate Barker CBE, a member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England and speakers

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Listen to VISION 2020 UK and Techshare Conferences live online TODAY, 15th June 2010

11 June 2010

As a courtesy to people who cannot attend the VISION 2020 UK and Techshare conferences today, we will be broadcasting both conferences live from our web site, http://www.vision2020uk.org.uk/devs/upg3. It’s all free of charge, and there is no registration required. We just want to make the sessions available to as many people as possible. The sessions run from 10:00 am today,

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SeeAbility Press Release: SeeAbility launches New Eyecare Factsheets for People with Learning Disabilities

9 June 2010

At the start of Eye Health Awareness Week (14th June) and Learning Disability Week (21st June), SeeAbility is launching a new series of easy read factsheets on eye care and vision for people with learning disabilities. Around 1 in 3 people with a learning disability have a sight problem. Unidentified sight problems seriously undermine people’s quality of life and lead

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Four days left, book now! Vision UK 2010, 15 June 2010 at the ICC Birmingham

1 June 2010

“Sharing the challenge, making it happen” Join us during National Eye Health Week (14 – 20 June) to learn about innovations in eye health and sight services. This unique conference offers the opportunity to network with your peers, to take part in interactive discussions and share examples of good practice. Listen to speakers such as Rt Hon David Blunkett MP,

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SeeAbility Press Release: Campaign Launched to Improve Sight

20 May 2010

The inaugural National Eye Health Week (June 14-20) will be highlighting the importance of regular sight tests. For the first time ever, the UK eyecare sector is joining forces with charities and healthcare professionals to launch the campaign. Sight is our key to learning, communication and movement and yet over 50% of sight loss could be prevented by having regular

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Guide Dogs Launches Technowatch

19 May 2010

An online resource showcasing the latest technology innovations to help blind and partially sighted people get about has been launched by Guide Dogs. Technowatch will help Guide Dogs meet its strategic aim to help more blind and partially sighted get about independently. It features products from around the world in four categories: Wayfinding and Orientation, Obstacle Detection, Remote Activated Signs

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IGA Press Release: National Glaucoma Awareness Week, 7th to 13th June 2010 – Only an eye test can detect glaucoma

18 May 2010

It is estimated that at least 1 in 50 people aged over 40 are at risk of having glaucoma, one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the UK today. The shocking reality is that 50% of people with glaucoma are currently unaware of their condition. In other words, potentially, over 250,000 people in England and Wales could be

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