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    Vision UK

    We are excited to be working with the UK Vision Strategy and England Vision Strategy teams to form ‘Vision UK’, a new collaborative organisation to increase the work with partners from across the eye health and sight loss sectors and beyond.

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    Who are we?

    VISION 2020 UK leads collaboration between organisations in the eye health and sight loss sector.

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    What do we do?

    VISION 2020 UK provides a unified response on key issues affecting blind and partially sighted people.

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    What is the global initiative?

    VISION 2020 UK is part of the IAPB and WHO global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness.

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Latest News

Optometry Today: Gene Editing Halts Vision Loss in Mice

18 August 2017

Scientists from the Schepens Eye Research Institute have prevented mice from developing angiogenesis of the retina using the gene-editing technique, CRISPR-Cas9.

Upcoming Events

VICTA: Second Duke of Edinburgh Award Information Day

Saturday 9 Sep 2017
VICTA are working with the team at the Duke of Edinburgh Award to develop a DofE Award programme tailored to visually impaired young people.
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Latest Podcast:

John Welsman, Strategy and Research Policy Team, Guide Dogs, speaks to Sir Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Sir Andrew gives listeners an understanding of the work of NICE and their committees.

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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.

Starting Point

A guide for parents and carers whose child has a vision impairment.

This information introduces you to the help and support you may want as the parents and carers of a child with a vision impairment.

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Starting Point
86% of people in the UK value their eyesight above any other sense

Recent Resources


VISION 2020 UK response to the European Accessibility Act (11/04/16)

Executive Summary   1 The EU and most of the Member States have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights

VISION 2020 UK response to the Disability and the built environment inquiry 2016

Response VISION 2020 UK is dedicated to the proposition that accessible environments are key to independence. However integrated accessibility, between

CCEHC – Low vision, habilitation and rehabilitation framework for adults and children

Please find attached the Low vision, habilitation and rehabilitation framework for adults and children. It has been sent to all