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UK Parliament group discusses sight loss and mental health

A recent meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eye Health and Visual Impairment discussed the emotional impact of sight loss. Concerns were raised that mental health support is lacking for those diagnosed with sight loss, and why increased provision in this area is vital.

The APPG were told about work done by researchers at Cardiff University, which has resulted in a requirement that two questions on depression be asked during all low vision appointments in Wales.

You can read a report of the meeting on the Optometry Today website.