Universities Minister visits University of Birmingham to take part in roundtable discussion with students with vision impairment

21 May 2019
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Chris Skidmore MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation visited the University of Birmingham to take part in a roundtable discussion to hear powerful stories from students with vision impairment about their experience of university and of Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). The event jointly hosted by the University of Birmingham’s Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research

Read more Universities Minister visits University of Birmingham to take part in roundtable discussion with students with vision impairment

David Lidington MP meets with Buckinghamshire Local Optical Committee to hear about community eye care and the importance of regular sight tests

Jenny Gowen – Optical Confederation, Scott Cosgrove – Boots Opticians, Jayesh Patel – Boots Opticians, David Lidington – MP for Aylesbury, Bruce Gilson – Bucks Local Optical Committee and Anna Mead – Bucks Healthcare Trust and Bucks Local Optical Committee]

24 June 2016
Source: Optical Confederation

MP for Aylesbury, David Lidington, visited Boots Opticians on Friday 10th June to learn why regular sight tests are so important in preventing avoidable sight loss

Read more David Lidington MP meets with Buckinghamshire Local Optical Committee to hear about community eye care and the importance of regular sight tests

More vision checks could have a life-changing impact for dementia sufferers, an MP has claimed

18 April 2016
Source: Optical Confederation

In a Commons debate, Jim Shannon MP said that sight loss is a challenge that is ‘often overlooked’ by carers and NHS staff that support people with dementia.

Read more More vision checks could have a life-changing impact for dementia sufferers, an MP has claimed

Jim Shannon, DUP MP for Strangford, visited Telford Opticians in his constituency to learn about the importance of having regular sight tests

Jim Shannon MP

15 April 2016
Source: Optical Confederation

Jim Shannon MP met with Optometry Northern Ireland and the Optical Confederation on Wednesday 6th April at Telford Opticians in Newtownards, to discuss the importance of having regular sight tests

Read more Jim Shannon, DUP MP for Strangford, visited Telford Opticians in his constituency to learn about the importance of having regular sight tests

Wolverhampton North East MP Emma Reynolds calls on constituents to look after their eyesight by having regular eye tests

Emma Reynolds MP

12 April 2016
Source: Optical Confederation

MP for Wolverhampton North East, Emma Reynolds, visited Prab Boparai Opticians in Bushbury on 11th March to find out why regular sight tests are so important in preventing blindness

Read more Wolverhampton North East MP Emma Reynolds calls on constituents to look after their eyesight by having regular eye tests