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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

Yorkshire MP backs Blind Veterans UK’s campaign to reach more vision impaired veterans

29 April 2016

Sarah Champion MP joined councillors and rehabilitation officers from authorities all over Yorkshire, including Sheffield, North Yorkshire, Hull and Doncaster, to meet with beneficiaries and staff of Blind Veterans UK and pledge their support to the charity’s beneficiary recruitment campaign.

Upcoming Events

RP Fighting Blindness Seminar on Inherited Retinal Dystrophies. Maidstone

Tuesday 3 May 2016
RP Fighting Blindness would like to invite you to a seminar focusing on Inherited Retinal Dystrophies (IRDs) and syndromes, including retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and Usher syndrome.
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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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