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Recently in my practice we have been reviewing some of the ways we communicate with our patients. Not in terms of social media but in the basic face-to-face in-store human interaction
We are all encouraged to embrace evidence-based medicine but a recent paper has cast a light into the shadows suggesting that all may not as we might think. Grenhalgh et al1, a group embedded in EBM, have called for a re-appraisal of its methods and benefits.
The first thing I would like to see happen as a practising optometrist is an end to the outdated NHS sight test. In fact why not deregulate refraction altogether?
Having attended my local ‘call to action for improving eye health and sight loss’ event, I can report it was an excellent format to prompt discussion, and an evening that will have inspired attendees that optometric involvement in eye health has a very positive future