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Updated February 2020

Sight Loss Survey

Eye research charity Fight for Sight has launched a survey to gather insights on the personal impact of sight loss.  It is hoped that the findings from this survey will help to strengthen the case for desperately needed eye research funding.

Sight loss costs the UK over £28 billion each year, yet only 1% of funding for public services is spent on eye research.  This equates to just £20 for each person living with sight loss.

Participation in the survey involves a short 15-minute phone interview or online survey in which respondents share information and answer questions on how living with sight loss or an eye condition impacts their life or that of the person they care for.

Interested participants should call 020 7264 3900.

Participants can really help to transform the eye research landscape and build a case to secure urgently needed funding for pioneering eye research projects.

 

Living with Sight Loss courses

The RNIB will be running Living with Sight Loss courses in Telford and Ludlow during 2020.  The course comprises two, one day sessions which are delivered a week apart. The course is for anyone with sight loss and provides information, advice, support and practical solutions for people with sight loss and those close to them. It offers an opportunity to share experiences with others in similar situations and find out about the services that are available.

Telford Course dates – Mondays 11th and 18th May 2020 at Meeting Point House, Southwater Square, Telford.  The course starts at 10.30am and finishes no later than 3.30pm.

Ludlow Course dates – Wednesdays 8th and 15th July 2020 at Ludlow Library, Parkway Lane, Ludlow, SY8 2PG.  The course starts at 10.30am and finishes no later than 3.30pm.

To book a place, contact the RNIB on 0300 123 3933 or e-mail lwslenquiries@rnib.org.uk.  These courses are arranged on demand so if you would like to attend a course but cannot make the dates, please register your interest with RNIB on the telephone number above.

 


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