9 February 2021

Coronation Street and Charles Bonnet syndrome

Coronation Street is currently running a storyline involving a character living with Charles Bonnet syndrome. We've listed a number of resources available to help keep you and your patients informed.

Coronation Street is currently running a storyline involving a character who is living with Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS). The character Johnny Connor, played by actor Richard Hawley, worked very closely with charity Esme's Umbrella to help with their research.

With an average of six million viewers per episode, Coronation Street has a very wide and influential reach, and you may see an increase in patients asking about the condition. Below are a range of patient resources we have developed that you can share on your website or social media platforms. We have also included the resources available to guide you on the topic.  

Patient resources:

Optometrist resources:

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