IAPB: The vision of 18 million children

5 September 2017
Source: IAPB

Eighteen million is a big number, and changing eighteen million lives, – the equivalent of the combined populations of Sweden and Switzerland – is no mean feat. So when Our Children’s Vision, a global campaign to provide eye care to young people, hit their 10 million children target in its first year, it was certainly a cause for celebration –

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RNIB: Easy classroom adjustments for learners with vision impairment

4 September 2017
Source: RNIB

Gwyn McCormack, QTVI and Director of Positive Eye, shares simple ways you can improve school life for children with vision impairment. Imagine this scenario.The student is squinting as she peers at the board trying to copy down her homework. She looks around the classroom and shrinks a little further into her seat. Everyone else is busy writing. She desperately tries again

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AOP: Wolverhampton toddler loves her new glasses, but many children will return to school without the right prescription

31 August 2017
Source: The AOP

Local mum, Zoe Lacey, has described the positive impact of her daughter’s new glasses, as the Association of Optometrists (AOP) highlights that many children returning to school this September are missing out on a sight test. The Association, which represents over 80% of practising optometrists, is reminding parents to get their children’s sight tested after a recent survey of UK

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Henshaws have limited places available on the ‘I Can Do It’ independence course running in August

26 July 2017
Source: Henshaws

Henshaws have limited places available on the ‘I Can Do It’ independence course running in August so if you know of children who may be interested, please contact Natalie at Henshaws:  natalie.thompson@henshaws.org.uk or by ringing 0161 872 1234 Criteria: children must have a visual impairment and parents must be able to get them to the venue in old Trafford OR

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AOP: Are screens hurting my child’s eyes?

26 July 2017
Source: AOP

80% of optometrist’s report worried parents when it comes to screen time   School summer holidays arrive this week, with children across the UK thrilled at the prospect of six long weeks staying up late, pyjama days watching cartoons and copious hours glued to their phone or tablet – much to the dismay of their parents. With more screen time

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VISION 2020 UK launches Welsh Pathway for Children and Young People

26 April 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK

VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration in eye health and sight loss, has today begun hosting the All-Wales Integrated Pathway for Children and Young People (0 to 25 years) with Vision Impairment, and their Families.

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Agenda and Papers for The VISION 2020 UK CYP Committee Meeting – 27 April 2017

21 April 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK Children and Young People's Committee

Agenda and papers for VISION 2020 UK CYP Committee Meeting – 27 April 2017  

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Minutes Of V2020UK CYP Meeting 10 Nov 16 Docx
Minutes Of V2020UK CYP Meeting 10 Nov 16 Docx
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V2020 CYP Group - NI Update April 17
V2020 CYP Group - NI Update April 17
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Vision 2020 CYP Subgroup - Scotland Report April 2017
Vision 2020 CYP Subgroup - Scotland Report April 2017
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Vision 2020 CYP Subgroup - Wales Update
Vision 2020 CYP Subgroup - Wales Update
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Sustaining Starting Point Leaflets And Website For The Future FINAL
Sustaining Starting Point Leaflets And Website For The Future FINAL
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Queen’s researchers collaborate with Guide Dogs NI to Pioneer new study for children with sight loss

1 March 2017
Source: QUB

Researchers from the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast in collaboration with Guide Dogs NI have conducted a new research study to understand the impact of sight loss on how early movement develops, with the aim of  improving  movement skills for children with a vision impairment. Using the state-of-the-art Movement Innovation Lab at Queen’s University, the team were able

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HQIP: National Paediatric Diabetes Audit 2015-16

28 February 2017
Source: HQIP

Background to the Audit Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in the blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. High blood glucose levels over time may cause complications associated with diabetes including damage to small and large blood vessels and nerves. Over time this can result in blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke,

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RCOphth: UK National Screening Committee policy on Vision defects screening in children

7 February 2017
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists supports the recommendation of the National Screening Committee that screening for visual impairment in children, between the ages of 4 and 5 years, should be offered by an orthoptic-led service.http://www.screening.nhs.uk/vision-child The College strongly advocates early screening for the detection of visual problems and eye disorders in children at the appropriate age. Early detection of amblyopia,

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