‘The Effects of Sight Loss on Diabetic Patients in Accessing Information, Managing Diabetes and Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle’

21 February 2017
Source: Chris Muldoon, Guide Dogs

Please find attached ‘The Effects of Sight Loss on Diabetic Patients in Accessing Information, Managing Diabetes and Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle’ from Chris Muldoon.  

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VISION 2020 UK response to the DOH and DWP: Improving lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper Consultation

15 February 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK

Attached is the VISION 2020 UK response to the  DOH and DWP: Improving lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper Consultation.  This is for reference  The closing date for this was the 17th of February  

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European Council of Optometry and Optics: Consensus paper: Visual Standards for Driving in Europe

8 February 2017
Source: European Council of Optometry and Optics

This paper is a consensus of opinion from the eye care sector across Europe in regard to driving and visual standards. This is timely in 2017 as the European Commission (EC) is establishing a work stream to examine how the Medical Annex of Directive 2009/113/EC on driving licences has been implemented in Member States. While this exercise is welcome to

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Public Health England: Falls and fracture consensus statement Supporting commissioning for prevention

6 February 2017
Source: Public Health England

Produced by Public Health England with the National Falls Prevention Coordination Group member organisations. January 2017. The National Falls Prevention Coordination Group (NFPCG) is made up of organisations involved in the prevention of falls, care for falls-related injuries and the promotion of healthy ageing. It was formed with the aim of coordinating and supporting falls prevention activity in England. At

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Dementia & Low Vision Factsheet. VISION 2020 UK Dementia and Sight Loss Committee

23 January 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee

This factsheet will be useful for people with dementia, their families, carers and professionals. There are other factsheets about eye examinations for people with dementia and wearing glasses with dementia. What is low vision? Low vision is the term used when people have a reduced standard of vision which cannot be corrected by surgery, stronger Spectacles (Specs) or contact lenses. 

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Wearing spectacles with dementia. VISION 2020 UK Dementia and Sight Loss Committee

23 January 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee

This factsheet will be useful for people with dementia, their families, carers and professionals. There is another factsheet about eye examinations for people with dementia. Lots of people need to wear spectacles to make their sight better.  When you have dementia it is important to wear any spectacles (specs) you need. Wearing spectacles Many everyday tasks are easier when you

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Eye examinations for people with dementia. VISION 2020 UK Dementia and Sight Loss Committee

23 January 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee

When you have dementia it is important to make the most of your sight.  Wearing any glasses you need makes sure your sight is as good as it can be. Without glasses some people would have to cope with blurred vision all the time. Blurred vision may also worsen the symptoms of dementia and may increase a sense of isolation

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New report makes recommendations on the future of collaboration in the eye health and sight loss sectors

20 January 2017
Source: The UK Vision Strategy

The UK Vision Strategy has published the ‘Shaping the Future Report’, following a six month evaluation and consultation project to inform future collaborative work in the eye health and sight loss sectors.

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CoDem Quality Paper Published: BMJ Open: Healthcare organisation and delivery for people with dementia and comorbidity: a qualitative study exploring the views of patients, carers and professionals

19 January 2017
Source: BMJ Open

  Abstract Objectives People living with dementia (PLWD) have a high prevalence of comorbidty. The aim of this study was to explore the impact of dementia on access to non-dementia services and identify ways of improving service delivery for this population. Design Qualitative study involving interviews and focus groups. Thematic content analysis was informed by theories of continuity of care

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Tennis Foundation: step-by-step guide to VI Tennis

10 January 2017
Source: Tennis Foundation

In this guide you will find information on: How you can get involved Sight classifications Rules (including court and net dimensions and equipment) Coaching guidance This is an excellent go-to resource for professionals supporting people who are blind or partially sighted. Guide to Visually Impaired Tennis is available – Here Accessible version is available – Here Further information can be obtained

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