Disempowered at The Eye Clinic

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10 January 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

BJ Edwards shares his experience of accessing eye care in the 21st century. I have always received excellent medical care. As a patient who has endured a number of operations, prolonged stays at the hospital and numerous outpatient appointments, I have observed some excellent practise. Sadly, I have also observed some less than excellent practise during my decades of experience.

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SeeAbility proud to be charity partner of 100% Optical

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8 January 2019
Source: SeeAbility

To kick off our 220th anniversary year, SeeAbility are proud to be official charity partner of 100% Optical, the largest optical event in the UK which will take place on 12–14 January 2019 at London ExCel. The partnership comes at an exciting time, as the newly published Long Term NHS plan commits to investing and working with partners to ensure

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College of Optometrists’ survey shows poor habits and hygiene in using contact lenses and eye drops

26 September 2018
Source: College of Optometrists

A survey commissioned by the College of Optometrists shows that many people using contact lenses are not using good hygiene and many of those using eye drops are applying them incorrectly. The research, conducted to highlight hygiene and compliance around eye care issues for National Eye Health Week*, also showed that almost a third (30.1 per cent) of people do

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Welsh Government: £4m investment to transform eye care in Wales

20 September 2018

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has an announced a £4m investment as part of measures to transform eye care services across Wales. Speaking at the All Wales National Eye Care Conference in Cardiff today (17 September) Mr Gething said the money will transform services to ensure patients are diagnosed and treated more quickly. Decisions about exactly how the £4m will be

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IAPB: How do we make sure we leave no one behind?

23 August 2018
Source: IAPB

The Sustainable Development Goals aim to leave no one behind, We are all working to reduce visual impairment, but do we know if some people are being left behind? by Jacqueline Ramke and Allen Foster. If we do outreach, are we sure we are reaching all the people who need services? In this blog we discuss some challenges we must

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QEDJT: Landmark moment as Commonwealth Governments commit to bringing vision to everyone, everywhere

27 April 2018
Source: The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust

Leading eye health charities and campaigners today applauded Commonwealth leaders for committing to take action towards achieving access to quality eye care for all Commonwealth citizens. Blindness and poor eyesight are a growing problem which affects millions of people across every Commonwealth country. At their Heads of Government meeting in the United Kingdom (CHOGM), Commonwealth leaders therefore agreed for the

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