Optometry

Community Eye Care Must Be Improved to Save the Sight of More Older People

Kamlesh Chuahan | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK
Kamlesh Chuahan

We also urge commissioners to work closely with the Local Eye Health Networks, recently launched by NHS England across the country, which bring together NHS commissioners, ophthalmologists, optometrists and patient groups to commission better services. By working with these local experts, commissioners can understand the demand for eye health services in their area and how best to meet it.

College Warns of Low Awareness of the Dangers of Glaucoma Among the African Caribbean Community

Kamlesh Chuahan | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kamlesh Chuahan

12.5 million people across the world are blind because of glaucoma and 10% of people registered blind in the UK have this condition. In England alone, approximately 480,000 people are affected by a particular type of glaucoma called 'open angle' glaucoma and those of African Caribbean descent are six times more likely to develop this type of glaucoma than those of other ethnicities.

Light at The End of the Tunnel

Raconteur Media | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Raconteur Media

Knowing what to expect from eye care professionals depends on good communication which can empower and reassure patients, as Liz Bestic discovers.