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    Who are we?

    VISION 2020 UK (Charity No. 1146746) is the umbrella organisation which facilitates greater 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

Fundraiser’s Challenge to Help Sister’s Fight for Sight

2 September 2015
Thomas Wheeler, 25, from Nuneaton, Warwickshire, completed the Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge...

Upcoming Events

Tate Sensorium. New exhibition lets visitors taste, smell and feel the artwork on show

Wednesday 26 Aug 2015 - Tuesday 20 Oct 2015
Galleries are overwhelmingly visual. But people are not – the brain understands the world by combining what it receives from all five senses. Can taste, touch, smell and sound change the way we ‘see’ art?
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Action for Blind People

Action for Blind PeopleAction for Blind People is a dynamic national charity supporting blind and partially sighted people in all aspects of their lives.

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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.

An estimated 25,000 children in Britain are blind or partially sighted

Recent Resources


RSM: Developing eye care partnerships in Northern Ireland

Raymond Curran discusses eye care partnerships in Northern Ireland. He explains how the Health and Social Care Board has identified

RNIB/TPT: The costs of inequality

Radhika Holmstrom examines research on how your socioeconomic position affects eye health in later life. Poverty is bad for your health:

High Prevalence of Untreated Depression in Patients Accessing Low-Vision Services

News about untreatable sight loss is devastating. Clinicians have an important role to play in determining when and how information

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