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Job VACANCy : The Alliance, Sensory Impairment Strategy Co-ordinator

Currently The Alliance ¬†have a rare opportunity to recruit a suitably experienced and qualified individual to join their team based in Glasgow.Sensory Impairment Strategy Co-ordinator Full time fixed-term contract until end of June 2019 Starting salary in the region of ¬£35,000 per annum, depending on experienceBased in Glasgow with regular travel throughout Scotland.The main focus […]

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World Sight Day Photo Competition

World Sight Day 2017 will be on 12 October 2017 . This year‚Äôs call to action: Make Vision Count. As part of the events leading up to World Sight Day the IAPB has launched a Photo Competition. This year too, IAPB and Bayer are encouraging amateur and professional photographers from around the world to take […]

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Amazon Smart Glasses

¬† Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to further expand their capabilities, according to a report in the FT. ¬† The newspaper says one or both of these products could […]

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Author Ian Rankin urges Scots to have an eye test

Author Ian Rankin urges Scots to have an eye testSource: Edinburgh Reporter 35% of Scots admit that they have eyes issues which they have not told their optician about, things such as black spots or being dazzled by bright lights. Just over one fifth have not had an eye test in the past two years […]

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UK contact lens users putting vision at risk with bad habits

There are 4.2 million contact lens wearers in the UK and while many look after their eyes and lenses, others, according to a new report are putting their eye health at risk by failing to follow basic contact lens care guidelines. ¬†Over two million people in the UK are currently affected by sight loss and […]

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Smartwatch for the visually impaired displays information in braille

¬† South Korean company Dot has developed a smartwatch that only displays information in braille, and is calling it a world first. Intended to help visually impaired people lead¬†independent and fulfilling lives, the¬†Dot Watch is a streamlined smart device that offers information without hassle.The design features a large circular face with a moving keyboard that […]

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National Eye Health Week

¬† This year’s National Eye Health Week (NEHW) will take place from 18 to 24 September 2017, promoting the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. ¬† Vision really matters. Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, yet many of us don‚Äôt know how to look after […]

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