Mike Hale: Life on the road

Mike Hale

One of the best things about optics from a journalistic point of view is that the sheer variety of the industry means it can always throw new experiences your way. Recently, I got the latest such opportunity when I spent a day on the road with a domiciliary optometrist visiting patients in the Surrey countryside.  

Now, I think its fair to say that I’ve engaged with the provision of eye care in a patient’s home a decent amount during my time with Optician.  

I’ve interviewed lots of people employed in various aspects of domiciliary eye care, am well-versed as to the topical issues in the field, and I’ve often thought long and hard about the difference the service must make to vulnerable people.  

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