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    Who are we?

    VISION 2020 UK (Charity No.1146746) is the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration and co-operation between organisations within the UK, which focus on vision impairment and operate on a national, regional or international basis.

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    What is VISION 2020?

    VISION 2020 is the global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness, a joint programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).

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    What do we do?

    VISION 2020 UK looks to provide a unified response on key issues affecting vision impaired people and to provide visual impairment sector representatives for consultation groups, working parties and project groups.

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    Special Interest Groups

    VISION 2020 UK operate a number of targeted groups bringing together decision makers within the of eye health and sight loss sectors. These committees influence policies on a range of issues like children, low vision and rehabilitation.

Latest News

VISION 2020 UK endorses RNIB Cymru’s response to the Welsh Government consultation on their Public Health Outcomes Framework

8 February 2016

We welcome the Welsh Government’s aim to develop a set of national well-being indicators for Wales that are intended to measure progress in achieving a prosperous, resilient, more equal and healthier Wales .

Upcoming Events

Training for Qualified Rehabilitation Workers (Visual Impairment)

Monday 8 Feb 2016 - Friday 12 Feb 2016
There are some places still available for the Habilitation BSc (Hons) 'top up' Degree. This course is designed and delivered in conjunction with Habilitation VI...
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National Eye Research Centre

National Eye Research CentreNational Eye Research Centre funds research into the causes and treatments of eye disease, sight loss and blindness. The results of that research are published in order to stimulate further research advances in ophthalmology.

email: info@nerc.co.uk
web: www.nerc-charity.org.uk/

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VISION 2020 UK provides a weekly newsletter to subscribers interested in eye health and sight loss issues. The newsletter covers topical news stories from VISION 2020 UK and our members, research, professional insight, events and vacancies within the sector.

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VISION 2020 UK endorses RNIB Cymru’s response to the Welsh Government consultation on their Public Health Outcomes Framework

We welcome the Welsh Government’s aim to develop a set of national well-being indicators for Wales that are intended to
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This Quality standard for people with sight loss and dementia in an ophthalmology department has been developed by The Royal
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