Vision Impairment

Over a Million Blind Voters Left Without a Voice in General Election

Tom Pey | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Pey

In the recent General Election an estimated 1,379,700 voters were prevented from voting in secret because of inaccessible voting and registration methods. The Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB) is calling for online voting to be introduced by 2020 to remove barriers for blind people to exercise their right to a secret ballot.

Celebrating National Braille Week: Digital Exhibition Charts Lives of Blind Young People Over the Last Two Centuries

Tom Pey | Posted 10.03.2013 | Home
Tom Pey

Louis Braille, his life and achievements, will be remembered and celebrated this week as part of National Braille Week. Braille was 15 when he developed his tactile code for the French alphabet in 1824, so it is quite remarkable when one imagines what an impact his work has had.

Light at The End of the Tunnel

Raconteur Media | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Raconteur Media

Knowing what to expect from eye care professionals depends on good communication which can empower and reassure patients, as Liz Bestic discovers.

Climate Change 'Is Harming Eye Health'

Raconteur Media | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Raconteur Media

Two years ago, retired teacher Vera started experiencing eye discomfort, irritation and crusting of the eyelids. She was prescribed a short course of antibiotics for what her doctor suspected was a simple eye infection, but several months later she was still having problems.

Watchdog Warns Coloured Contact Lenses Can Lead To Blindness | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Young Britons could be putting their sight at risk by wearing illegally sold cosmetic contact lenses, trading standards watchdogs warned....