The UK Vision Strategy seeks a major transformation in the UK’s eye health, eye care and sight loss services. A determined and united cross-sector approach will make that change a reality.
The Strategy is a cross-sector initiative, uniting all those in the UK who want to take action on issues relating to vision.
Where it began
The UK Vision Strategy was developed in 2008 by the leading eye health and sight loss organisations across the UK to enable them to deliver a united approach to delivering change. The Strategy is the UK’s response to the World Health Organisation’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Avoidable Blindness (formerly the VISION 2020 Action Plan). The Strategy was refreshed in 2013.
The Strategy aims to transform the eye health of the UK and to enable those with sight loss to receive timely treatment and support so they can live independent lives.
Turning the Strategy into action
The UK Vision Strategy is turned into reality by partners working together in each country of the UK. Strategy progress is monitored by a UK Vision Strategy Leadership group which consists of the key eye health and sight loss organisations across the UK. Supporters are enabled to deliver the Strategy by a dedicated UK Vision Strategy team who are led and funded by RNIB. The UK Vision Strategy team works closely with the umbrella organisation, VISION 2020 UK. This united cross-sector approach gives the UK Vision Strategy a credibility which can’t be ignored.
2013 - 2018 Strategy
The UK Vision Strategy seeks to achieve three outcomes:
1.Everyone in the UK looks after their eyes and their sight
2.Everyone with an eye condition receives timely treatment and, if permanent sight loss occurs, early and appropriate support
3.A society in which people with sight loss can fully participate