Sight loss charity releases guidance on assisting vision impaired with shopping during Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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3 April 2020
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Sight loss charity Blind Veterans UK has released new advice on assisting blind and vision-impaired people with shopping throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Nicky Shaw, Blind Veterans UK’s Director of Operations, says: “Many people want to provide support to those who are vulnerable at this time. “This community spirit is fantastic and can be a great help but it is

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Blind Veterans UK and University of Oxford: COVID-19 Pandemic Survey

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1 April 2020
Source: Blind Veterans UK

This survey was developed by Scientists at Blind Veterans UK in partnership with Scientists from the University of Oxford (UK). This survey is an evaluation and currently not hypothesis testing. The purpose of the survey is to explore the experiences of individuals during the current COVID-19 pandemic situation in order to provide informed feedback to the scientific community. This data

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Blind Veterans UK: Assisting a blind or partially sighted person with shopping during the Covid-19 pandemic

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1 April 2020
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Blind and partially sighted people often have a system in place to help them with sorting, storing and cooking food. Sticking as much as possible to their system will help them during this difficult time. The following guidance will be useful when you are helping someone who has sight loss who cannot get their own shopping. Only help if you

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Blind Veterans UK, Oxford University, and Circadian Therapeutics are seeking vision-impaired individuals between 18 – 70 years to participate in a research project exploring experiences of sleep and daily rhythm disruption

29 November 2019
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire (online or by phone) to understand more about vision status, health, and sleep. The questionnaire will also assess eligibility to participate in Part 2 of the research study: including 4-weeks of at-home sleep and daily rhythm monitoring, followed by a 2-night stay at the Blind Veterans UK Centre in Brighton to measure

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Action Against AMD (AAAMD) partners with leading organisations and the UK Government to establish the Health Data Research Hub for Eye Health

13 September 2019
Source: AAAMD

AAAMD is a partner in INSIGHT – Health Data Research Hub for Eye Health. INSIGHT is one of the seven pioneering data research centres to enable cutting-edge research and innovation to benefit UK patients. There is an increasing demand for ‘big data’ to enable innovation in health technologies and improve patient care. INSIGHT creates an NHS-academic-industry partnership to make anonymised

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Fight for Sight calls for new round of applications for its Small Grant Awards with charity partners

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13 June 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight is partnering with five national charities with shared research interests to offer their Small Grant Awards, for which it is now inviting applications. Each Small Grant Award will be jointly funded by Fight for Sight and the respective charity partner, and will offer up to £15,000 to clinical or research scientists to conduct stand-alone research projects for

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