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Seeing Beyond the Eyes – Project Findings

Seeing Beyond the Eyes is an initiative developed by Visualise Training and Consultancy and funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust.

The Primary aims of the project are:

1. To increase referrals from optometrists and opticians to local and national sight loss organisations.

2. To increase accessibility and inclusivity across all eye care services for people with or at risk of sight loss.

3. To increase optical sector awareness of local and national support services and corresponding referral pathways for people with or at risk of sight loss.

The project is delivered by Visualise owner Daniel Williams (Man on a mission with low vision), Peter Black of Orbita Black Ltd (Former President of The Association of British Dispensing Opticians – ABDO) and Jayshree Vasani, dispensing optician and sub-regional lead for ABDO.

It aims to forge stronger connections between the sight loss and optical sectors for the benefit of the two million people living with sight loss in the UK, a number that is expected to double over the next 30 years (RNIB estimate).

A CET (Continuing Education and Training) roadshow targeting optometrists, dispensing and contact lens opticians was launched in May 2018 to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by patients who are diagnosed with irreversible sight loss.

Watch our Seeing Beyond the Eyes launch video…

Download the full report by clicking on the links below:

PDF (includes graphics) SBE Report PDF 21.3.19

Word Version (text only version) SBE Report – Text only version 21.3.19

Seeing Beyond the Eyes logo showing a close up of a woman's eye