UK Vision Strategy

The UK Vision Strategy aims to reduce avoidable blindness by the year 2020 and produce a unified framework for action on all issues relating to vision. 

Find out about one of the most exciting opportunities to transform eye health, eye care and sight loss services in the UK.

Development of UK Vision Strategy 

The UK Vision Strategy is led by RNIB, in partnership with organisations across the sector. The strategy was launched in 2008 and sets out a strategic framework for improvement to the UK’s eye health and outcomes for people with sight loss. 

The strategy launch followed a comprehensive consultation process with over 650 organisations and individuals. 

Future of the UK Vision Strategy 

Following consultation in 2013, the UK Vision Strategy has now been refreshed, for 2013-18.

Outcomes of UK Vision Strategy

The refreshed strategy focuses on three outcomes, which are listed below.

Outcome 1

The first outcome is about addressing eye health awareness among the general public and health and social care practitioners. 

Outcome 2

The second outcome is on the individual who has a sight-threatening condition or is experiencing sight loss, and on the integration of the relevant health and social care services.

Outcome 3 

The third outcome is wide-ranging and addresses the challenges that affect people with sight loss in their everyday lives. This includes, but is not limited to, employment, use of public transport, education, leisure and using technology. 

While our society promotes equality, there are still significant barriers to full participation.

Contact the UK Vision Strategy Project Officer

The UK Vision Strategy Project Officer is based at RNIB’s London office: 105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE.

You can contact the officer by calling 020 7874 1308 or emailing [email protected]

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