Public perception of sight loss panel

The purpose of the Public perception of sight loss panel is to maximise the public understanding of eye health and sight loss in order to improve the nations sight. Also, to inform policy, ensure consistent messaging and aid forward planning and coordination – particularly for larger cross-sector events and initiatives such as World Sight Day or National Eye Health Week.

Chair:
David Hewlett, Federation of (Ophthalmic and Dispensing) Opticians (FODO)

Member organisations:
Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) (Debbie McGill)
Blind Veterans UK (Dr Renata Gomes)
British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) (Jignasa Mehta)
Council for Disabled Children (Dame Christine Lenehan)
Eye Health UK (David Cartwright / Rachel Robson)
Forth Valley Sensory Centre (Jacquie Winning)
Guide Dogs (Carl Freeman)
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) (Zoe Gray)
International Glaucoma Association (Karen Osborn)
ITV News (Vidar Hjardeng MBE)
Leeds University (Darren Shickle)
Retina UK (Paula McGrath)
RNIB (Helen Lee / Ansley Workman [Wales/Cymru])
Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded (Richard Baker)
Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) (Michelle Charles / Mel Vessey)
SeeAbility (Stephen Kill)
The College of Optometrists (Jo Mullin)
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (Liz Price)
Thomas Pocklington Trust (Alison Oliver / Mike Bell)
Visionary (Sarah Halliwell)
Vision UK (Mary Bairstow / Matt Broom)
Wales Council of the Blind (Owen Williams)