The latest news and developments in the eye health and sight loss sector.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologist has last week published findings of the Workforce Census 2016 report that looks at the current clinical resource within hospital eye departments in the UK.
As the UK looks set to enjoy soaring temperatures and the Met office is predicting high levels of air pollen, the College of Optometrists has issued advice to those who suffer from hay fever, which can often affect the eyes:
After seven years of working in collaboration, the charities Action for Blind People and RNIB will join together as one charity under the RNIB name.
RNIB is seeking to talk to patients who have three of the most prevalent sight loss conditions in the UK to help shape clinical guidelines set out by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
College of Optometrists highlights link between AMD and smoking on No Smoking Day.
New research indicates that there is a need for more visual awareness training to support people with sight loss living in care homes.
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.