Cardiff University: Traditional eye screening ‘ineffective’ for special schools

22 March 2019
Source: Cardiff University

A pioneering report co-authored by Dr Maggie Woodhouse has provided further evidence that traditional eye screening in special schools is ineffective in detecting vision problems for children with learning disabilities. The research, which was funded by the vision charity SeeAbility, concluded that full eye examinations are a more effective method for detection. The report aimed to present the findings of

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Optometry Scotlland: Updated GOS terms announced for Scotland. Regulation changes focus on person-centred care

4 October 2018
Source: Optometry Scotland

New terms for General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) came into force in Scotland on 1st October, following negotiations between the Scottish Government and Optometry Scotland. The updates build on the recommendations made in The Community Eyecare Services Review report published in April 2017, more than 10 years after the introduction of free NHSfunded eye examinations in Scotland. The new arrangements give

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NHS: Look after your eyes

28 September 2018
Source: NHS

Find out why regular eye tests (sight tests) are important and how a healthy lifestyle can help maintain good vision. Why are regular eye tests so important? It’s easy to neglect your eyes because they often don’t hurt when there’s a problem. Having an eye test won’t just tell you if you need new glasses or a change of prescription

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Eastenders actress June Brown urges public to get eye tests after research finds over 70% who neglect them ‘can’t afford it’ or ‘can see fine’

5 September 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Leading eye research charity Fight for Sight has found that nearly three in ten British adults don’t follow the NHS recommendation to have an eye test every two years, and that the majority of this group (74%) say that it’s either because they can’t afford it or because they ‘can see fine’. The YouGov research surveyed over 2000 people across

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AOP calls on optics to support Don’t swerve a sight test campaign

16 November 2017
Source: AOP

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is calling for a change in the law that would see all drivers required to prove that their vision meets the legal standard every ten years. More than one in three optometrists have seen a patient, in the past month, who had vision below the legal standard, yet continued to drive against advice. The research

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Eye examinations for people with dementia

23 January 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee

The Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee (previously known as the VISION 2020 UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee) has produced a new factsheet on ‘Eye examinations for people with dementia’. This information will be useful for people with dementia, their families, carers and medical professionals. How often should I have my eyes tested? Everyone should have

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