The business case for low vision

Keyboard with hand touching key labelled 'accessibility'

3 May 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

By Daniel Williams, Man on a Mission with Low Vision http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.co.uk When you’re in business, it’s often tempting to think only in the majority, dismissing those who may not fit into the ‘most people’ bracket as too expensive to cater for, and therefore affecting vital profit margins. Assumptions abound. People with low vision will have assistants and you will give

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The College of Optometrists issues new patient factsheet as hay fever season arrives early

25 March 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

With hay fever season arriving earlier, The College of Optometrists has issued a member-only patient factsheet detailing a step by step guide on eye drop instillation. The factsheet arrives as the College warns hay fever sufferers to treat their allergy before their symptoms arise, to minimise the effects. The new patient factsheet has been produced following the results of the

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GOC erases Lincolnshire based optometrist

5 November 2018
Source: GOC

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Paul Fontaine, an optometrist based in Lincolnshire, from its register. He will now be unable to practise as an optometrist in the UK. A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found his fitness to practise impaired by reason of misconduct relating to the Registrant’s

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College of Optometrists conducts second report on Scheme for Registration

22 February 2018
Source: The College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists has published a report analysing pre-registration trainees’ performance on its Scheme for Registration (SfR). The report is based on demographic and performance data of a single cohort of 593 pre-registration trainees enrolled on the College’s SfR between 1 June 2014 and 31 May 2015. This is the second time such a report has been conducted, following

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BBC News: Vincent Barker death: Optometrist Honey Rose conviction quashed

31 July 2017
Source: BBC News

An optometrist has had her conviction quashed after failing to spot an eye condition in an eight-year-old boy, who later died. Honey Rose, 35, was found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter after Vincent Barker died in July 2012 when fluid built up on his brain. She was given a two-year suspended sentence in August after missing the condition during a

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Honey Rose sentence hearing: AOP media statement: Suspended sentence

26 August 2016
Source: AOP

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is aware that AOP member Ms Honey Rose was today given a two-year suspended sentence in the case of Vincent Barker. Ms Rose was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter in July 2016. This tragic case has had devastating consequences for all involved. The case, a criminal one involving an optometrist on clinical matters, is the

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Vacancy: Clinical Leadership Fellow – Eye Health Practitioners.

15 June 2016
Source: Health Education England, Yorkshire and Humber

This MDT Ophthalmology Academy post is suitable for highly motivated Ophthalmic Nurses, Optometrists and Orthoptists (Band 6 and above) who wish to develop their leadership skills and aid in developing systems to train the future MDT Trainers. You will have the opportunity to train as an MDT service provider. The post will be based predominantly in the new eYeMDA Academy

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RNIB: Expanding community eye care for glaucoma: a pilot Ophthalmic Diagnostic and Treatment Centre

23 October 2015
Source: RNIB

Author: Helen Lee; Publisher: RNIB; Year of Publication: 2015 Key findings from the evaluation With the successful implementation of an optometry-led Ophthalmic Diagnostic and Treatment Centre (ODTC) for glaucoma: Waiting times between appointments were reduced. The hospital rescheduled fewer appointments in general ophthalmology outpatient clinics. Although one in four appointments at the ODTC were rescheduled adding, on average, 29 days

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Optometrist suspended from GOC registers

13 October 2015
Source: The General Optical Council

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for opticians, has suspended Aly-Hussain Jiwa, an optometrist formerly based in Swindon, from its registers for six months. A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found his fitness to practise impaired by virtue of dishonesty in relation to his eligibility to work in the UK. In making its decision the Committee, chaired by

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