The latest news and developments in the eye health and sight loss sector.
Specsavers and the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) are joining up in a million-pound health information campaign to raise awareness of glaucoma and encourage people to have regular eye examinations.
100 million children in the developing world sit in classrooms without being able to see the blackboard clearly. In a bid to help combat this shocking statistic, ChildVision is launching a crowdfunding campaign to distribute their innovative, self-adjustable glasses to those who need them most.
A Moorfields consultant has received a major funding award to identify the genetic causes and develop targeted gene therapies to prevent the commonest cause of blindness in children.
The Down’s Syndrome Association have voiced concerns that optometrists who use auto-refractors during eye examinations are less likely to be able to spot cases of Keratonconus.
In December, NHS England announced that it will provide funding for further testing of the Argus II, also known as the Bionic Eye.
Low Vision Aids have great potential to increase the confidence and independence of young people, but they must be designed with their needs and perspectives in mind, a new report finds.
The cost of everyday living for a severely sight impaired person of pension age is a hefty 73 per cent more than for a pensioner who is not visually impaired, a new study finds.
The UK Vision Strategy has published the ‘Shaping the Future Report’, following a six-month evaluation and consultation project to inform future collaborative work in the eye health and sight loss sectors.
RNIB is one of 75 health and social care charities and organisations that have signed a joint letter to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, calling for an urgent, open and inclusive cross-party process to review and recommend action on future health and social care funding.
RNIB would like to invite you and your eye health and sight loss sector colleagues to attend an innovative vision hub dedicated to supporting people with sight loss at this year’s Naidex exhibition from 28 – 30 March at the NEC in Birmingham.