A strategy for the future of primary eye care has been published by the Federation of Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians (Fodo).
The document outlined principles and priorities that built on the foundations of primary eye care in the UK. It also called for more to be done to ensure patients could access ‘the right care in the right place at the right time’ to tackle avoidable sight loss and meet a growing need.
Harjit Sandhu, Fodo’s managing director, said: ‘Principles and priorities is based on a long history of innovation in primary eye care services and set outs our vision for the future. The four nations of the UK must tackle the root causes of avoidable sight loss to ensure that every UK citizen can preserve good sight as long as possible as part of a healthy and enjoyable life.
‘Our vision, developed through our members, who provide the majority of primary eye care in the UK, is to protect and expand high quality, accessible and sustainable care for patients across the UK. Our route map shows how we will do it.’
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