St Paul’s Eye Unit invites you to Eyes Revealed Webinar 2020
St Paul’s Eye Unit is inviting patients, families, companies and members of the public to join its panel of experts for Eyes Revealed on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 at 2.30pm.
This year’s Eyes Revealed event will be run online. Guests to this free event will gain a fascinating insight into how the eye works and how we work to prevent people losing their sight. We will also touch on our current research programmes and what the next generation of treatments will be.
Throughout the 20th Century the treatment for eye disease has advanced dramatically. St Paul’s has not only kept apace with these developments but has often been the pioneer of new detection and diagnosis methods and treatments.
The 90-minute webinar will be hosted by Dr Kevin Hamill and will feature five specialists covering topics such as the biology of the eye, how vision works, good eye care routines, commonest causes of sight-loss, clinical and research work. Following each presentation, guests will be given the opportunity to ask questions.
You can register for free to the Eyes Revealed Webinar by clicking here
The webinar is part of a week-long campaign about the eye in the build up to the 6-6-2020 date – 6/6 is normal vision in the UK and 20/20 is normal vision in USA. This date provides St Paul’s with a fantastic opportunity to convey important eye messages to improve eye health and prevent sight-loss. The week-long programme also consists of an Ask the Experts on question and answer session at 10am on Saturday 6th June. Guests to this one hour event will be able to put questions to our panel of specialists on any eye related topic - such as treatments, the causes of sight loss, support in the community or even research. This is an ideal event for patients, family and friends of people affected by sight loss. To register for this event please click here
What is a webinar?
A webinar is simply a virtual conference. It is a really good way to communicate from the comfort of your home and provide guests an opportunity to discover some of the internationally renowned work undertaken in St Paul's, ask questions and get answers directly from our specialists.
How to join the webinar?
All you need is a smart phone or computer with internet connection and speakers – you do not need to have a video but you can join in if you have one.
To join the webinar please click here
You will then be provided with a link and instructions on how to join the webinar. When joining the webinar for the first time, you may be asked to download the system application on your computer. It is therefore recommended that you practice joining 15 minutes before the 2.30pm start.
Join the webinar and be the first one to hear the ground-breaking news on how we are tackling blindness!
The Eyes Revealed Webinar programme
St Pauls Eye Unit
Two million people in the UK are living with sight loss and this is set to increase by 4 million by 2050. Every six minutes, someone is told that they are going blind. Losing sight can have a devastating impact on a person and their family and loved ones, which is why our specialists are continually working to pioneer new and more effective treatments.
Established in 1871 as a hospital, St Paul’s Eye Unit has grown from its humble beginnings to become an internationally renowned centre of excellence for the treatment and research of eye disease.
Medicash’s award-winning policies currently support nearly 300,000 people across the UK to take a positive approach to their health. Medicash’s affordable everyday health plans for individuals and businesses cover everything from optical and dental cover, to specialist consultations, virtual GP appointments and physiotherapy, as well as supporting their physical and mental wellbeing. To learn more about Medicash click here.
Nearly 150 years together
St Paul’s and Medicash were both established in Liverpool in 1871 and celebrate their 150-year anniversary in 2021.
Medicash and St Paul’s first worked together in 1874. St. Paul’s grew far greater than its financial means and despite its efforts to raise money struggled to remain open. Medicash, then known as the Hospital Saturday Fund, placed St Paul’s on a list of selected charities to received financial support and saved it from closure. Both organisations have received the Freedom of the City of Liverpool for their services to healthcare - the highest accolade the City can bestow on an organisation.
Even today, Medicash give charitable support to research conducted by St Paul’s Eye Unit. Click here to discover Medicash’s latest support.