12 May 2017
Source: RNIB Scotland
Results from a collaborative project on autism and sight loss undertaken by RNIB Scotland, Scottish Autism and Edinburgh Napier University have been published in the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. The work was funded by the Scottish Government as part of the Scottish Strategy for Autism. Improving health outcomes
Read more Championing vision awareness in autism services
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.
Read more ‘The Effects of Sight Loss on Diabetic Patients in Accessing Information, Managing Diabetes and Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle’
2 December 2016
Source: The Lancet
Age-related vision impairment has been associated with comorbidities, current disability, and poor quality of life. However, it is unclear whether vision impairment is associated with increasing future frailty, further affecting ability to live independently. We investigated the association of poor vision with incident pre-frailty and frailty. The study shows that visually impaired adults aged 60 years and over have the
Read more The Lancet: Vision impairment and risk of frailty: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
21 July 2016
Source: VISION 2020 UK
Over 200 delegates from the vision impaired and dementia sectors came together at an event in Birmingham this week. The event, created to increase understanding of the prevalence and issues with vision among people with dementia, featured experts from the eye health sector tasked with enabling better care and improving the quality of life for this growing group within the UK.
Read more VISION 2020 UK hosts Dementia and Sight Loss Day in collaboration with NHS England
4 May 2016
Source: Direct Line
Motorists who need glasses or contact lenses but drive without them increase their risk of an accident four-fold A fifth (21 per cent) of motorists who need glasses or contact lenses always drive without them 37 per cent haven’t had an eye test in the past two years or more ‘Popping to the shops’ is the most common occurrence of
Read more Direct Line: Millions of motorists risk driving with bad eyesight
8 February 2016
We welcome the Welsh Government’s aim to develop a set of national well-being indicators for Wales that are intended to measure progress in achieving a prosperous, resilient, more equal and healthier Wales.
Read more VISION 2020 UK endorses RNIB Cymru’s response to the Welsh Government consultation on their Public Health Outcomes Framework
1 February 2016
Source: RNIB Scotland
RNIB Practice and Development Team have created an e-learning module for support staff and carers, called Eye Health Care for Everyone. It will help you to understand the sight problems experienced by people with dementia. It is an interactive module and uses DVD clips to demonstrate the leading causes of sight loss. There is also a personal account from Stewart
Read more RNIB Scotland: E-learning: Sight loss and dementia module
28 January 2016
Source: VISION 2020 UK & The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the VISION 2020 UK Dementia and Sight Loss Committee have developed a quality standard to help eye clinics and ophthalmology departments provide high quality care for patients with dementia.
Read more Quality standard developed for people with sight loss and dementia in an ophthalmology department