ABDO to be featured in ITN Business ‘Global Action for Eye Health’ programme

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) is pleased to announce that on World Sight Day (10 October), we will be featuring in an ITN Business news-style programme, ‘Global Action for Eye Health’, aiming to raise awareness and drive action towards improved eye health worldwide.

Seeing the Funny Side: Taking on the Edinburgh Fringe with Sight Loss

Comedian Jake Donaldson is partially blind, or partially sighted, depending on your outlook on life, but what’s it really like to be a visually impaired comedian?

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans appoint Paul Bott as new Chair of the Board

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Bott as the new Chair of the Board.

Boosting key protein in eye cells could prevent age-related vision loss, international team finds

Increasing the levels of a key protein in the cells at the back of the eye could help protect against the leading cause of vision loss among older adults, finds a new discovery made by researchers from the UK, US, Germany and Australia.

‘At risk’ corneas are more easily identified with SCORE

Risk assessment of post-LASIK corneal ectasia in refractive surgery patients is now a more exact, objective, evaluation thanks to the work of Heidelberg Engineering and a leading research partner in Paris.

New study maps priorities for UK eyecare research

Glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, childhood vision loss, and short-sightedness are highlighted as target study areas.

Help provide a free eyecare service in Edinburgh to those affected by homelessness

We're thrilled to share that this summer marks a milestone for VCHP as we prepare to open our 10th clinic, a momentous occasion heralded by our inaugural venture into Scotland.

Brave new world

It’s a great honour to be handed the editorial relay baton by Professor Bal Dhillon and I hope I don’t fumble it along the way. As I put pen to paper, I reflect on Bal’s signing off in the last...

Moorfields Eye Charity appoints Dr Louise Wood CBE as new chair

Dr Louise Wood CBE has been appointed as Moorfields Eye Charity’s new chair and will succeed Mervyn Walker when he steps down from the role in July 2024.

250 QFFD bicycles make sight saving care possible in rural Zambia

Sight-saving charity Orbis, is delivering a project in the Copperbelt province of Zambia, tackling the difficulties of delivering eye care in rural areas by providing 250 bikes to Community Eye Health Champions (CEHCs).

Surgeons can lead the way in transforming global health

Surgeons must provide leadership in transforming healthcare across the Global South – by integrating surgery into the global health agenda and advocating for simple and cost-effective surgical procedures that support overall health system strengthening.

Melton optometrist and lecturer wins RNIB Eye Care Professional of the Year Award

The RNIB See Differently Awards, supported by People’s Postcode Lottery, recognise and celebrate outstanding work supporting people with sight loss. Hosted by standup comedian, Jamie MacDonald, the awards took place on Tuesday 21 May.