Bill Harvey: Let it all out

Bill Harvey

Always good to see our professional bodies making good use of the fees we pay. And, with the recent publication of two important surveys, it is very much a case of good news and bad news.

Firstly, good news from the GOC with the results of its Public Perceptions Research. It is not that long ago that the public viewed the role of the eye care professional (ECP) very much as a seller of spectacles. When I first started, there was the posh (ophthalmic) optician in the dark room and the glasses (dispensing) one out front.

If they found an eye problem during a ‘glasses check’, then they sent you to the GP, which is where you would have gone in the first place. Possibly to be given chloramphenicol, whatever the problem.

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