This page contains updates on the latest research news from RNIB and our partners.

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  • Research reports - our research covers a huge range of sight loss issues.
  • Expert series blog - our fortnightly blog by sight loss sector professionals explores topical issues around sight loss in a thought provoking manner.
  • Evidence-based reviews - which look in some detail at blind and partially sighted people across different age groups.

  • The economic impact of Eye Clinic Liaison Officers

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    An investment of £1 can net a return of £10.57 to health and social care budgets.

    Our sight loss advisers or Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) and Vision Support Officers provide timely interventions of emotional and practical support to over 16,000 patients diagnosed with sight loss each year.

  • Updated Evidence-based review for people of working age

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    We have recently updated our Evidence-based review on people of working age.

    The review gives a detailed profile of this group of people, the policies that govern their employment and economic circumstances, and a commentary on what the evidence tells us. This evidence-based review is one of a series produced by RNIB researchers available to download from our Knowledge hub.

  • New study from British Blind Sport

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    British Blind Sport have recently launched an extensive study exploring the barriers that restrict blind and partially sighted people from enjoying sport and how successful participants have overcome those challenges.

    British Blind Sport have worked for 40 years to help blind and partially sighted people get active and play sport. Sport and recreational activities can enhance the lives of people with visual impairments, by improving their health and increasing their social interaction. .

  • New research on loneliness, social isolation and sight loss

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    Thomas Pocklington Trust have recently published a piece of research which aims to develop a better understanding of links between loneliness, social isolation and sight loss, with a view to indicating possible improvements to policy and practice and areas for further research.

  • Secondary analysis of the Millennium Cohort Survey: Sight impairment at age eleven

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    RNIB, NatCen, and RLSB have released a new report which indicates that advances in mainstream technology are providing a level playing field for blind and partially sighted children.

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