Call for eye health professionals to participate in charity survey

May 17, 2012

Fight for Sight is calling for eye health professionals to participate in the Sight Loss and Vision Survey to aid the future development of eye research.

Fight for Sight is calling for eye health professionals to participate in the Sight Loss and Vision Survey to aid the future development of eye research.

The NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the RNIB and UK Vision strategy are working together to launch the Sight Loss and Vision Survey.

Anyone involved in the ophthalmic field will be able to complete the survey and put forward any questions about further eye research. The results of the survey will be used to prioritize the needs of people with sight loss, their carers and eye health professionals.

Chief executive of Fight for Sight, Michele Acton, said, "With limited resources available, it is crucial that eye health professionals have their say in prioritizing medical research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of eye disease. For the first time, the Sight Loss and Vision Survey will allow eye health specialists to do just that. We hope that as many professionals as possible working in the field of eye health all over the UK take part and tell us which questions they want research to answer.”

For those who want to take part in the survey please visit www.sightlosspsp.org.uk Large print and Braille versions are available on request.,/p>