13 January 2021

Live Q&A on delivering eye care during the current lockdown

Sector bodies will come together on 14 January to answer your questions.

Representatives from the College, AOP, ABDO, FODO and GOC will be joining together on 14 January (7-8.30pm) for a Q&A to discuss:

  • How best to interpret amber guidance during national lockdowns.
  • Why providing ongoing eye care is important.
  • Remote triage.
  • Remote consultations.
  • Prioritising patients.
  • Reporting your concerns if you feel under pressure from your employer to not follow Amber guidance.
  • Minimising and managing risk, including concerns about PPE.

Related further reading

This article reviews the research into digital technology innovation and home monitoring in the management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma.

This article summarises the key findings of a survey taken by members of the College of Optometrists investigating changes in clinical optometric practice in the UK as a result of the pandemic including the challenges and benefits identified.

COVID-19 and its impact on eyecare: a review