BBC Wales: World Sight Day: My life as a blind ‘Luddite’

12 October 2018
Source: BBC Wales

The majority of Wales’ 107,000 visually impaired people do not have access to the internet at home, according to research for World Sight Day. That is despite access to the internet at home being seen as key to reducing levels of social and financial inequality. Neil Prior, a BBC journalist of 18 years, has been totally blind since the age

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World Sight Day sees new easy read resource launched to help change lives for people with learning disabilities

SeeAbility logo

11 October 2018
Source: SeeAbility

To mark this year’s World Sight Day, SeeAbility, the national charity supporting adults with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss has launched a new resource designed to help people access easy read eye care information. This World Sight Day, SeeAbility also welcomes support from NHS England who are working to improve eye care services for people with learning disabilities and

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IAPB World Sight Day Special

11 October 2018
Source: IAPB

Happy World Sight Day! As ever, the IAPB  bring you a selection of events and activities from across the IAPB membership—pop songs(!), mascots, hashtags—as we mark the day. It’s a been a year since the IAPB Vision Atlas went live: we have some updates; and we end with WSD messages from our staff. We recorded over 600 events last year—help

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Today is World Sight Day

11 October 2018
Source: VISION 2020/IAPB

This year, the ‘Call to Action’ is #EyeCareEverywhere, let us draw attention to eye care issues so that everyone, everywhere has access to good eye health. What’s the first thing you can do? Plan for an eye examination.Look around in your family, especially for those who are vulnerable: young, school-going children, the elderly, those with diabetes. Download the WSD17 Activities

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Tomorrow is World Sight Day 2018

World Sight Day 2018 logo

10 October 2018
Source: World Sight Day

World Sight Day is the most important advocacy and communications event on the eye health calendar. It is a great time to engage with the world around us – a patient’s family, those who seldom get an eye exam, diabetics. We have the data and evidence. We also have projections into the future–and we know things can go bad, if

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IAPB: World Sight Day 2018 (WSD18) Implementation Pack

3 October 2018
Source: IAPB

World Sight Day is the most important advocacy and communications event on the eye health calendar. It is a great time to engage with the world around us – a patient’s family, those who seldom get an eye exam, diabetics. We have the data and evidence. We also have projections into the future–and we know things can go bad, if

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VISION 2020 UK launches Starting Point – first steps for families of vision impaired children

Starting Point Cover

13 October 2016
Source: VISION 2020 UK

VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration in eye health and sight loss, has marked World Sight Day with a rollout of a national project, aimed at improving the information given to families at the point of diagnosis of their child’s vision impairment.

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Save the Date Conference and training day on Diabetic Eye Screening in Northern Ireland Thursday 13th October 2016

16 September 2016

The NIDESP, in partnership with QUB, will be marking World Sight Day 2016 with a conference on Diabetic Eye Screening in Northern Ireland. Speakers on the day will include: Dr Michael Quinn, BHSCT – Clinical Lead for DESP Professor Tunde Peto Professor Jonathan Jackson Professor Nathan Congdon Please place a marker in your diary for Thursday 13th October 2016 A full programme

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IAPB: World Sight Day 2016 theme announced

3 May 2016
Source: IAPB

  The World Sight Day 2016 page is now live and lists the theme for this year: “Stronger Together”, with some great posters.  See all the information here: WSD 2016 World Sight Day 2016 will be on 13 October 2016. After all the love and response the IAPB/VISION 2020 received from you last year, they have decided to run the photo competition

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