Henshaws Seven Steps launched nationwide on World Sight Day

12 October 2018
Source: Henshaws

The Seven Steps Programme is a much needed roadmap for anyone dealing with a visual impairment diagnosis, which can be displayed as posters, leaflets or boards in hospitals, clinics, and community hubs working with visually impaired people across the UK. Our aim is to reach as many people as possible with quality information, advice and guidance. Henshaws, Greater Manchester NHS,

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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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Fight for Sight: Charity announces research into personalised glaucoma treatment on World Sight Day 2018

11 October 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight has chosen World Sight Day 2018 (11 October) to announce funding for a research project that will develop personalised medicine for patients at risk of glaucoma from steroid use. Professor Colin Willoughby from Ulster University has been awarded a £170,000 project grant over three years to better understand the genetic basis for steroid-induced eye pressure. The aim

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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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The call to action for #WorldSightDay 2018 has been announced: #EyecareEveryWhere!

1 May 2018
Source: IAPB

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. World Sight Day 2018 is on 11 October 2018. 2018 is the sixth year of the WHO Global Action Plan and IAPB encourages our members and partners to continue with our rolling theme:   Universal Eye Health This year, the

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IAPB Vision Atlas: Key Messages

21 September 2017
Source: IAPB/VISION 2020

What will the Vision Atlas have on WSD? The IAPB Vision Atlas will be revised with the latest data and projections on World Sight Day this year (12 October 2017). The updated Atlas will include the latest blindness and visual impairment prevalence data (2015) along with the main causes. The Atlas will also include updated data on the progress towards the Global Action Plan,

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