VCHP prepares to be 21!

Vision Care for Homeless People’s 21st celebration is fast approaching with volunteers looking to step up the service, and 100% is the time to find out more about becoming involved in your area.

Marsha de Cordova MP champions the role of optometrists during practice visit

Battersea MP joined constituents in a High Street optometry practice to discuss the importance of primary eye care services “commissioned equitably”.

Launch of the Vision and eye screening implementation handbook

The WHO Vision and Eye Care Programme has the pleasure to announce the publication of the Vision and eye screening implementation handbook (VESIH).

The Eye Care Support Pathway from RNIB

The #EyeCareSupportPathway is a framework, developed by RNIB and partners across the sector, for the NHS, social care organisations, the third sector and the public to use to support the transformation of eye care and eye services.

College of Optometrists joins RNIB and colleagues from across the profession to launch the Eye Care Support Pathway

The College of Optometrists has joined the RNIB and senior leaders from the NHS, social care and the charity sectors, to unveil a new UK-wide Eye Care Support Pathway.

ABDO welcomes the RNIB's new eye care support pathway

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) welcomes the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) eye care support pathway.

Optometrists in Scotland secure 6% uplift for NHS eye care

AOP welcomes increase in fees paid to optometry practices for NHS eye examinations.

Latest NHS plan to modernise primary care misses an opportunity

Government announces drive to digitise GP phonelines and offer greater options in patient access to care in dentistry and pharmacy, but does not capitalise on opportunities to improve patient experiences closer to home or address IT connectivity issues holding back optometry services.

New vision programme will test the sight of 47,500 rural Zambians

Last month, VisionSpring, Live Well (affiliated with CARE International) and the Council of Churches Zambia (CCZ) officially launched the Reading Glasses for Improved Livelihoods (RGIL) programme in Zambia.

Orbis eye health programme integrated into school curriculum in Nepal

Leading eyecare charity Orbis and Nepal’s National Society of Comprehensive Eye Care (NNJS) have worked together since 2019 to implement a programme called REACH (Refractive Error Among Children) in Eastern Nepal.

Reforms to primary eyecare in Wales welcome but concerning

Some areas of the Welsh Government’s proposals have come under scrutiny by eyecare practitioners practising in Wales since a consultation on reforms opened in April.

ABDO responds to GOC research

New research published by the General Optical Council (GOC) shows an increase in public satisfaction in eyecare services.

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