The Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 has announced it’s official partnership with Aston University. The university will be loaning ophthalmic equipment and providing eye care services.
Aston University’s school of Optometry has gathered a group of volunteer optometrists, dispensing opticians and ophthalmologists from across the UK to provide eye healthcare to the athletes and team officials as part of its three polyclinics.
Head of medical services, Dr Pam Venning expressed his delight to have “Aston University on board as an Official University. Its School of Optometry is well-known for its innovation and world-leading education.”
“Birmingham 2022 wouldn’t be possible without teams of volunteers, and we are looking forward to working with the optometrists, opticians and ophthalmologists assembled by the University to support the athletes and officials attending the Games.”
Saskia Loer Hansen, Interim Vice-Chancellor of Aston University, said:
“At Aston University, we take an holistic approach that embeds sustainability through all our external activities at local, national and international level.”
“We are proud to support the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in its aim to be the first Games to create a carbon neutral legacy.”
The Commonwealth Games will take place starting on the 28th July 2022.