8th October 2020
World Sight Day 8th October 2020
Can you read this blog without glasses? 69% of the UK can’t.
Sutton Vision is excited to recognise and support World Sight Day, which is officially commemorated on October 8, 2020. Sutton Vision is proud to work with the optometry community to help end avoidable blindness and vision impairment.
‘I was fortunate enough to join Sutton Vision as Chief Officer at the start of June 2020. I’ve really enjoyed continuing to develop services for blind and partially sighted people in Sutton and helping to provide a wide range of services to help enable and empower people with sight loss to live independent and full lives.
It’s been an interesting time to get started and to develop a strategy to realise our ambitions for the charity.
Whilst I would have wished for different circumstances for my start, I am delighted to be able to bring my experience in working with people who are blind or partially sighted.
The COVID-19 pandemic has required many of our service users to follow shielding measures and exacerbated the issues that people who are blind or partially sighted face every day. Demand for Sutton Vision’s support and services has increased since the pandemic began, making the assistance and services we provide more crucial than ever.
But it’s vital that our members and service users and their families know that they can still get in touch with us. We’re up and running and we have the capacity to help you. I know the difference a conversation can make to someone who is anxious and feeling isolated or worried. Staying in touch with Sutton Vision and with our team is incredibly important – We’re all here to support you.
My focus is not only on getting through COVID-19, but on being ready to step up and represent Sutton Vision to continue providing help to enable and empower people with sight loss to lead independent and full lives. Our members and service users need our support now and throughout the coming months, and I am committed to doing everything to help them and their families live better and more independent lives.
I’d like to recognise that on this World Sight Day that Sutton Vision is proud work with the Optometry community to help end avoidable blindness and vision impairment and to be part of spreading the message that everyone, everywhere has access to sight #HopeInSight