Elaine Howley, policy and advocacy director with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland: “Those of us who live with visual impairment incur extra costs every week so that we can just live ordinary lives.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Blind people need an additional €45 a week just to enjoy a minimum standard of living, according to new research which for the first time quantifies t(...)

Of the 13,000 ophthalmology patients waiting for a procedure, 3,500 have been on the list for more than 12 months, according to official figures. Photograph: Istock

Thousands of eye patients are at risk of irreversible sight loss because of delays in accessing treatment, according to a leading charity. Ophthalmol(...)

Campaign groups have called on the Government to introduce a national vision strategy to help prevent eye disease. Photograph: PA

A proper strategy to deal with preventable eye diseases could save the State €76 million a year, it has been claimed. A new report by th(...)