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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

NHS England Specialised Commissioning: Recruiting for Clinical Reference Group Patient and Public Member

31 May 2016

NHS England is seeking to appoint three patient/public members to each of the 42 Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs) in Specialised Commissioning (126 posts in total).

Upcoming Events

National Glaucoma Awareness Week. 6-12 June 2016: Family Foresight

Monday 6 Jun 2016 - Sunday 12 Jun 2016
It is estimated that there are 600,000 people in the UK with glaucoma, but half have not been diagnosed
More events

Featured Member

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/

Newsletter Sign Up

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.

Around 360,000 people in the UK are registered blind or partially sighted

Recent Resources


PHE Screening Blog: A vision for vision screening

Anne Mackie, 17 May 2016 — School entry screening I was talking to a colleague the other day and he

NPC / RS Macdonald report on visual impairment in Scotland

The purpose of this report Independent funders can make a big difference to the lives of visually impaired people in

Public Health England has published Fit for the Future – Public Health People

Public Health England (PHE) publishes a review of the public health workforce future capabilities and skills. PHE has published Fit

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