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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

NatCen: Experiences of Personal Independence Payment on people with sensory impairments

5 February 2016

Researchers at NatCen Social Research are currently working on a project about the experiences of people with vision impairment and people with combined hearing and sight loss who have been claiming Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and who will apply for Personal Independence Payments.

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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
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