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Wales Council of the Blind is the umbrella agency representing vision impairment within Wales. We work to campaign, lobby and support the improvement of services for people with sight loss. [Read more...]

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Blindness from diabetes halves in Wales, new research shows

Research by Swansea University published in the British Medical Journal has found that, despite an increase in the number of people in Wales with diabetes, the proportion of diabetics who go blind or suffer sight loss has almost halved since Wales' diabetic retinopathy screening programme started in 2007.

Diabetic Eye Screening Wales invites patients registered with diabetes who are aged 12 and older for annual eye screening. For more information, visit the Welsh Government website. There is also a report on the BBC website, which includes a link to the research which you can read here.

Latest edition of WCB Roundup available

The new edition of Roundup, WCB's quarterly newsletter, is now available. As well as the usual news items and details of forthcoming events, we've reports of our Regional Forum meetings in West Wales and South East Wales; the results of our exercise to gather feedback on the Welsh Government's consultation on independent living, and a feature on job hunting when you have a vision impairment. There is also a supplement with an update from WCB's Storm project for young adults.

You can read Roundup here, and the Storm supplement is here. to see all previous editions, click on the 'Roundup News' tab at the top of this page.

Wales Eyecare Conference 2017 - booking now open

Bookings are now open for the Wales Eyecare Conference 2017 on Wednesday 20th September. The event is free and this year's theme is 'Outcomes and Accessibility'

To see the programme and book your place, click here, or click on the 'Eyecare Conference' tab at the top of this page. Early booking is recommended.

Wales Council of the Blind registration details:

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