Vision for the future of optometry outlined

Andrew McClean reports on the COOs' plans to evolve eye health services

Plans to put the optometric workforce at the forefront of eye care provision, education and research have been outlined by the College of Optometrists.

Ambitions for the future of optometry were detailed in the professional body’s Workforce Vision, which it said puts optometrists at the heart of patient centred eye care.

The College wanted to ensure the expertise of optometrists were fully recognised and their skills utilised in new, funded models of care.

As part of this, a period of engagement with members and stakeholders would take place to gather data and better understand the current eye care workforce and future needs.

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