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.
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.