Optical bodies respond to Welsh reform proposals

Optical professional bodies have shared initial responses to proposals for major reforms of primary eye care services put forward by the Welsh Government.  

The Association of Optometrists launched a survey to gather insight on how reforms could affect eye care professionals and patients.  

It welcomed proposed higher remuneration for optometric clinical services but was concerned about limiting access to eye care for the most vulnerable patients.

Members of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) were also invited to provide feedback on the proposals, which the professional body said would affect dispensing opticians as well as optometrists.  

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