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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

Optometrist suspended from GOC registers

13 October 2015

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for opticians, has suspended Aly-Hussain Jiwa, an optometrist formerly based in Swindon

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?
More events

Featured Member

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.

email: central@actionforblindpeople.org.uk
web: www.actionforblindpeople.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


Optical Confederation: Optics at a Glance 2013 & 2014

The Optical Confederation has published the 2013 and 2014 editions of Optics at a Glance – the key source of

VISION 2020 (UK) Ltd Strategy and Business Plan

VISION 2020 (UK) Ltd Strategy and Business Plan

New Accessible Information Standards

The new accessible information standard was agreed on 24th June 2015.

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