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New statistics reveal extent of delays to eye care in Wales

The Welsh Government recently introduced new measures for eye care waiting times, and as a result, has identified that almost 35% of all patients in the highest risk category waited longer than the target time.

The impact of these delays on patients was highlighted in a report on BBC Wales News, which you can read here. The new measures are part of a £10 million investment to transform eye care in Wales, and aim to ensure that people at highest risk of eye disease who need be seen quickly due to their condition, should experience fewer delays. You can read the Welsh Government's statement on the investment here.

North Wales Society for the Blind Open Day in Welshpool

North Wales Society for the Blind (NWSB) is holding a free Exhibition and Open Day at the Royal Oak Hotel in Welshpool on Friday 5th July, from 10 am to 2 pm.

It's a great opportunity to find out about services and products for people with sight loss. Exhibitors will include Wales Council of the Blind, The Macular Society, the Glaucoma Association, Vision Support, Dolphin, Vision Aid and Guide Dogs Cymru. For more information, telephone 01248 353 604.

Save the date: Wales Eyecare Conference on 19th September

This year's Wales Eyecare Conference will be held on Thursday 19th September at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff CF24 4LU.

More information and a booking form will be available soon.

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