Patient leaflets

Patient leaflets - contact lens 150x150As part of our work to support members, and to make sure that members of the public see optometrists as their first port of call if they have a problem with their eyes, we have produced a series of patient information leaflets. 
 
The leaflets, free to College members, provide practical advice and guidance to your patients, complementing the information you give patients during the consultation.
 
The leaflets subjects were selected based on member requests:

  •   Ageing eyes and falls leaflet
  •   Blepharitis leaflet
  •   Cataracts leaflet
  •   Children's eye health leaflet
  •   Contact lenses leaflet
  • **NEW** Dry eye leaflet
  •   Flashes and floaters leaflet
  •   Glaucoma leaflet
  •   Macular degeneration leaflet
  •   Presbyopia leaflet

All the leaflets have been carefully checked by expert optometrists and approved by the Plain English Campaign.

The children's leaflet is supplemented with children's materials: activity sheets for very young children (including colouring-in pictures and a maze), information sheets for primary-school children (giving facts about common eye conditions), and a series of brightly-coloured stickers.
 
UK practising members can order printed copies of the leaflets. 

Feedback on the leaflets has been very positive: "These leaflets are amazing to give patients, as no matter how much they seem to understand what you say in the room, it's good to have something they can go back to and check the information and advice given."

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Our leaflets have been published here so you can read the content. These leaflets are produced for use by our members only and are not for reprint or redistribution. Please do not share them with non-members or upload them onto another website.

  Ageing eyes and falls leaflet

  Blepharitis leaflet

  Cataracts leaflet

  Children's eye health leaflet

  Contact lenses leaflet

  Dry eye leaflet

  Flashes and floaters leaflet

  Glaucoma leaflet

  Macular degeneration leaflet

  Presbyopia leaflet