New SpaMedica site opens in Bexhill-on-Sea

SpaMedica, which specialises in NHS cataract surgery and YAG capsulotomy, will help to significantly reduce waiting times for East Sussex patients.

RNIB and British Blind Sport join forces to tackle the disparity of physical activity amongst blind and partially sighted people

The UK’s leading sight loss charity, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and British Blind Sport have joined forces to launch the See Sport Differently campaign, which aims to promote accessible sports and breakdown barriers faced by blind and partially sighted people who want to get active.

Scotland's Bottle Deposit Return Scheme – have visually impaired people even been considered?

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans have welcomed the delay to the Bottle Deposit Return Scheme and are urging the Scottish Government to use this time to consider the implications it will have for visually impaired people.

A woman who has had two emergency eye operations ran her first Edinburgh Marathon on May 28th

Gail Burns, from Edinburgh, ran to fundraise for sight loss charity, RNIB Scotland, who supported her father in his diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration just two years ago.

WATCH EPISODE 5: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

In this addition, Dave Goldsmith talks about the basic data NGOs need to collect on each eye surgery trip in order to maximise the experience and develop their practice.

Cataract care at Staffordshire eye hospital rated ‘outstanding’ by Care Quality Commission

SpaMedica in Newcastle-under-Lyme has been awarded the highest possible rating following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

RNIB to host Inclusive Design for Sustainability Conference

RNIB Scotland to host Inclusive Design for Sustainability Conference at Glasgow Science Centre on June 21-22.

Orbis and FedEx team up on three-week training for Eye Care Professionals in Vietnam

This is the first surgical project for the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital in three years.

Highlights from The RCOphth Annual Congress 2023

Check in here for live updates and media from the RCOphth Annual Congress 2023 being held in Birmingham's ICC between 22-25 May.

Recognising the AOP’s Peer Support service this Mental Health Week

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) Peer Support line celebrates its sixth-year anniversary this month.

‘Life-changing eye surgery helped me win at Crufts’

Dog handler who needed FOUR pairs of glasses for daily tasks fulfils childhood dream following treatment at Freedom Vision.

Veterans with vision impairment deserve better public transport links says Paisley Councillor

Cllr Carolann Davidson, Labour & Cooperative Councillor for Paisley East and Central, recently visited Sight Scotland Veterans’ Hawkhead Centre to see first-hand the great work the charity does in supporting veterans with sight loss.