MPs encouraged to give greater priority to eye health

A reception, hosted in the House of Lords, saw MPs and Peers encouraged to increase the priority given to eye health and sight loss services

Nus Ghani

A reception hosted by Lord Low of Dalston at the House of Lords earlier this week (12 January) has called for MPs and Peers to give greater priority to eye health and sight loss services. They were also encouraged to promote full social inclusion for people who are blind and partially sighted.

Sponsored by the Thomas Pocklington Trust and the Optical Confederation, of which the AOP is a founding member, during the reception organisations presented a series of briefings, which were taken from topics highlighted in the UK Vision Strategy Manifesto. The presentations aimed to demonstrate how MPs and Peers can engage with effective interventions to save sight and deliver a better quality of life for people living with sight loss.

Speaking about the event, Lord Low of Dalston, commented: “I was very pleased to host this important event to encourage MPs and Peers from all parties to make a real commitment to improving eye health and sight loss services within their constituencies.”