Patient factsheets

Members can download information sheets covering range of topics and conditions to distribute to their patients.

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Our growing range of patient information sheets is designed to help your patients understand different topics and conditions. They have been written by clinical experts in a clear, informative way, making the information featured accessible for patients.

The following information sheets are available for College members to download, print and share with patients as required:


Buying contact lenses online

Information for patients considering buying contact lenses online.


This factsheet provides your patients with information on orthokeratology lenses.

Using eye drops

This factsheet provides patients with graphic guidance on using eye drops.

The Lantern Test

This factsheet provides information on Lantern Tests and where they are available.

Drusen and early age-related macular degeneration

Information for your patients on drusen and early age-related macular degeneration, including what they can do to protect their eyes.

Pupillary Distance

The Pupillary Distance (PD) is the measurement from the centre of one of your pupils to the centre of the other.

Ready made reading glasses `readymades`

This factsheet answers commonly asked questions about 'readymades' or off the shelf glasses.

Refractive error

Information for your patients on long- and short-sightedness.

Diagram of the eye

This diagram shows your patients the anatomy of the eye.


Download our infographics/posters

A short guide to hay fever infographic

We developed a hay fever infographic for members to download and print for their patients.

Winter eye health poster

We have published a winter eye health poster, advising consumers on how to protect their eyes during the winter months.

A short guide to your child's eye

We have developed a children's infographic for members to use with their patients' parents and carers.