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Wednesday, 8 November, 2023

Westminster event celebrates leaders with sight loss – Optometry Today

Leaders with visual impairments and sight loss were celebrated at an event in Westminster.

The Vis-Ability event, held on Thursday 26 October, celebrated the growing representation of leaders with visual impairments and acknowledged their growing influence and impact across society.

It was hosted by Marsha de Cordova, MP for Battersea (pictured), and Keith Valentine, CEO of Fight For Sight/Vision Foundation.

De Cordova has nystagmus and is registered blind. Through her role as chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Eye Health and Vision Impairment, she is pushing for a national eye care strategy for England.

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