#PPI impact of sign loss on older people @catch_uos

Interested in getting involved with research into the impact of sight loss on older people’s

Monday, 15 February 2016
Drop in between: 11.00am – 1.00pm

Sight Loss: Public Involvement Event

Who is this event for? If you know through personal experience or acquaintances about the impact sight loss can have on older people’s independence or wellbeing, we would like to invite you to come to an informal chat for half an hour.

You are warmly invited to join us at a drop-in meeting to find out more about the project and ways in which you can get involved.

Room G.04 (refreshments provided)
The University of Sheffield, School of Health and, Related Research
The Innovation Centre, 217 Portobello
Sheffield, S1 4DP

National studies suggest that many older people have sight loss that goes undetected or untreated. This can greatly reduce quality of life because people cannot do things as
they used to. Left untreated loss of vision can lead to falls that can have serious consequences. The NHS want to improve what they do so they can reduce the impact of
sight loss on wellbeing.

Our researchers are working with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to develop ways to improve detection and access to care for older people with sight loss in Sheffield.

How to register:
You can register online at – http://tinyurl.com/catchsight
If you prefer, phone or email

Laura Murray 0114 222 1726

Places for the event are limited. Please register before Thursday, 11 February.


Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare




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