Sight loss charities join forces to launch online advice hub

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Guide Dogs, Visionary, VICTA, Fight for Sight and Vision UK are working together to provide blind and partially sighted people with easy to access high-quality information about sight loss. Working in partnership, the sight loss charities have shared their expertise to create the new website, www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk, which pulls together content from across the sector. The Sight Advice FAQ portal answers questions about living with sight loss, eye health or being newly diagnosed with a sight condition. The website is also designed to…

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Fight for Sight launches a unique virtual running event to take people on a journey to the centre of the eye – sign up now!

Fight for Sight is inviting people to be part of a massive adventure on a small scale, with the opening of registrations from today for a unique virtual running event that will take them on a ‘journey to the centre of the eye’. The free sporting event will start during National Eye Health Week, 24 September 2018, and will involve runners or walkers downloading an app and then listening to an audio story while they run or walk a 10k virtual race. Participants will shrink to the size of a…

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Four charities team up to fight for sight and tackle a leading cause of blindness

Four top blindness charities have announced they have entered into a new partnership to find a treatment for one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. The charities involved are Fight for Sight, Blind Veterans UK, the Macular Society and Scottish War Blinded, the charities have launched a new collaboration to transform the funding of research to address age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The collaboration, called Action Against AMD, is a response to the increasing prevalence of sight loss among the world’s ageing population. AMD is by far the biggest cause of…

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