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- EnglishA reception to celebrate the successes of the first year of the Wales Vision Strategy Implementation Plan 2014-18, was held today, Tuesday 12 May 2015 at the Senedd.The Wales Vision Strategy Implementation Plan focuses on three outcome areas which include:
- everyone in Wales looks after their eyes and sight
- everyone with an eye condition receives timely treatment and early and appropriate services and support are available should sight loss occur
- help facilitate a society in which people with sight loss can fully participate.
- EnglishMany falls happen in people's own homes. Nearly 50 per cent of people with sight loss tell us that they trip or fall on the stairs, with a third saying that the level of light for finding the stair edge is 'poor' or worse.The RNIB Cymru Accessible Environments workshop seeks to address the falls issue of older tenants and tenants with sight loss through intelligent and practical design.
This week, Welsh Government is running a campaign to show people where to go if they have acute eye pain. We asked Chief Medical Officer Dr Ruth Hussey to tell us more about this campaign:
- EnglishSiân Biddyr, RNIB Cymru’s Eye Health Promotion Manager and Dr Aled Jones of Cardiff University, have written an article for an international, multi-displinary peer reviewed journal called Public Health.Their article describes research findings that try to understand some of the reasons that prevent older people in deprived communities in South Wales from accessing NHS funded sight tests and leads to a discussion of suitable interventions that seek to improve access to primary eye care services and prevent avoidable sight loss.
One year since standards for communicating with deaf, blind, partially sighted and deafblind people were introduced in Wales, 91% of patients say they’re not aware of any improvement.