Conference: Optometry to the fore

In the last review of Optometry Tomorrow, Bill Harvey focuses on anterior eye health

A key theme in modern optometry, and one very much represented at this year’s Optometry Tomorrow conference, is the increasing responsibility of primary care optometrists for the management of ocular disease within the community to support our ophthalmology colleagues. Better use of our skillset and availability of newer technologies, along with easier patient access to our services, has led to a major shift in the way our profession is viewed by colleagues in allied professions and secondary care. Indeed, optometrists are now to be viewed as the first port of call for anyone with concerns about adnexal, and anterior ocular disease, much of which is perfectly manageable in community practice.

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