Eye health experts seek to refresh eye research priorities


Eye experts across the UK are calling for your input into a new survey designed to refresh the James Lind Alliance Sight Loss and Vision research priorities that were first published in 2013. Despite on-going eye research taking place across the world, there are still many questions about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sight loss and … Continue reading Eye health experts seek to refresh eye research priorities

Care givers survey


Participants needed for research into the effects of the pandemic on those caring for and supporting people living with a visual impairment The Division of Optometry and Visual Sciences, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London are looking for volunteers, aged 18 or over, who provide care and support to an individual living with … Continue reading Care givers survey

Quality of Life Research


Acumen are currently organising research in the UK on behalf of a national sight loss charity to test a quality of life measure that is currently being developed. For the survey they are looking to blind and partially sighted people. The quality of life measure will help the charity assess the ongoing wellbeing of people … Continue reading Quality of Life Research

New nystagmus research


We are excited to announce the start of a new research study into nystagmus The aim of the study is to gather evidence about people’s perceptions of nystagmus. The results will help shape further nystagmus research and awareness raising strategies, eventually contributing to better understanding of the condition and improved quality of life as a … Continue reading New nystagmus research

A YouGov nystagmus awareness survey


The Nystagmus Network commissioned a YouGov survey in May 2020, ahead of Nystagmus Awareness Day on 20 June, to see how aware the UK population is of nystagmus. The survey was free of charge, thanks to a competition, run by the Small Charities Coalition of which we are a member. The headline results 82% of … Continue reading A YouGov nystagmus awareness survey

Technology use in young people with impaired vision: a new study


Guest post from Saima Begum, University College London I am a student at University College London, studying at the Institute of Education and I am emailing to ask for your help with my Masters research project into Vision Impairment. This project aims to examine technology use in young people with vision impairment, and whether this … Continue reading Technology use in young people with impaired vision: a new study

The impact of COVID-19 on visually impaired children


A guest post from Rosaleen Dempsey, RNIB Hi there I am from the children’s services in RNIB. Wonder if you would mind sharing a survey for families about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the education and development of children with VI. Survey has been designed by partners in the sight loss sector and … Continue reading The impact of COVID-19 on visually impaired children

Research into decision making for genetic testing


A team at Cardiff University is conducting a study to identify the factors that influence the decisions made by genetic counselling patients about proceeding with genetic tests. They are looking to recruit patients who are undergoing genetic testing or pre-natal testing to take part in the study by recording their thoughts and feelings as they go through the … Continue reading Research into decision making for genetic testing

Circadian Therapeutics Sleep Health Survey


Circadian Therapeutics are seeking vision-impaired individuals between 18 – 70 years to participate in a research project exploring experiences of sleep and daily rhythm disruption. In partnership with the Blind Veterans UK, Circadian Therapeutics is running a survey to identify sleep and circadian disruption experienced by vision impaired individuals in order to provide informed feedback … Continue reading Circadian Therapeutics Sleep Health Survey

Fight for Sight survey on eye conditions and sight loss


Fight for Sight needs your help as part of a ground-breaking survey into the experience of living with sight loss or an eye condition. By taking part in the survey you will be helping Fight for Sight to put sight loss on the map and help increase the amount of money going into eye research. … Continue reading Fight for Sight survey on eye conditions and sight loss