Many congratulations to Simon Brown on winning the Soldiering On: People’s Choice Award

28 March 2017
Source: Daily Express

Many congratulations to Simon Brown of Blind Veterans UK who on Saturday 25 March won the Soldiering On: Peoples Choice Award Simon Brown was a corporal in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers attached to 2 Lancs in Iraq when he sustained facial injuries during a rescue mission in Basra. Simon lost his left eye and has only 20 per

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British Council for Prevention of Blindness Grant Programme

28 March 2017
Source: BCPB

Closing date: 6 October 2017 The British Council for Prevention of Blindness supports research into the prevention of blindness in low and low-middle income countries throughout the world. Grants are offered for research projects that further the goals of ‘VISION 2020: The Right to Sight’, in the following categories:   Fellowships leading to the award of PhD or MD –

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Macular Society Awards for Excellence

27 March 2017
Source: Macular Society

Nominations for the Macular Society annual Awards for Excellence are now open. This year, along with their usual categories, they are introducing a new category – Chairman’s Award for Fundraising. This will celebrate anyone who has made an outstanding contribution to fundraising.  This will add to their existing categories of optometrist or optician of the year, best clinical service of

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Today is World Optometry Day

23 March 2017
Source: IAPB

March is full of “health days” that are important for eye care, and today (23 March) is no different: World Optometry Day. It is an opportunity to draw the spotlight on a key eye care profession and their critical role in tackling uncorrected refractive errors.

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VISTA: Vacancy: Community Services Manager

21 March 2017

Hours:   37 Hours per week Location/Base:     Arthur Wakerley House, Leicester Salary:    £33,583.89 per annum Closing Date:   29th March 2017 Interviews:    3rd April 2017 Vista is a charity that is dedicated to improving the lives of people with sight loss in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Vista’s vision is a world in which people with sight loss of all ages

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IAPB: World Glaucoma Week Blogs

16 March 2017
Source: IAPB

12-18 March 2017 is World Glaucoma Week (WGW). WGW is a joint global initiative of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) and the World Glaucoma Patients Association (WGPA), to raise awareness of glaucoma. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness and the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, with an estimated 4.5 million blinded by the condition. It is estimated

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