The latest news and developments in the eye health and sight loss sector.
Registration is now open for Vision UK 2017: Shaping Futures on Thursday 15 June 2017 at the QEII Centre, London.
New research published today in the BMJ Open has found that patients experiencing degenerative eye disease are not receiving the information and support needed to manage, understand and treat their condition. It found the quality of GP’s support in this area has declined, and lack of timely information from optometrists and eye specialists may be leading to more patients being registered sight impaired or severely sight impaired.
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.