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College of Optometrists highlights inequalities in eye health services

 

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College of Optometrists highlights inequalities in eye health services

A new report by the College of Optometrists makes several recommendations to address barriers to poorer communities accessing optometry services, including changing the negative perception of optometry held by these populations.

The report also recommends reviewing current local initiatives and pilot projects that are currently attempting to address these issues to see if they can be replicated across the UK.

The report explores eye health inequalities through a review of current evidence around uncorrected refractive error (URE) in deprived areas and its association with patient access to eye care services.