Eye health experts call for urgent action on hospital eyecare to reduce delays and improve patient safety

6 February 2020
Source: Association of Optometrists

  The Association of Optometrists (AOP), The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists have joined forces to issue a statement outlining steps to tackle increasing pressure on hospital eye departments in England. Calling on NHS England leaders, the optical bodies are urging that new models of eyecare with adequate funding, are introduced in a bid to protect

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Employers – why free eye tests are good for your staff and business

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2 January 2020
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Employers are not obliged by law to offer free routine eye tests to their employees although this differs if you are someone who uses visual display equipment or screens in your role, and you feel the need for an eye test. In this case an employer must pay for this and provide glasses if you only need them for screen

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The Welsh Government is calling on people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds to use a special free service to check the health of their eyes.

9 December 2015
Source: Welsh Government, Llywodraeth Cymru

It comes as a new report shows 1 in 10 people from a BME background over the age of 65 will experience serious sight loss. Asian and Black ethnic groups are at greater risk of eye diseases, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy compared to other ethnic groups and are more likely to become blind. However, evidence also suggests Asian

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