College of Optometrists’ launches ‘Through my eyes’ videos to demonstrate how eye conditions affect vision

  • 31 May 2018

The College of Optometrists has launched a series of short videos to demonstrate how various conditions affect a person’s vision.

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The series, ‘Through my eyes’, includes a number of short videos on some of the most common eye conditions; age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, glaucoma and flashes and floaters. They aim to increase public awareness and understanding of these conditions, especially among patients, their families and carers.

The videos on AMD, cataracts and glaucoma demonstrate how the conditions progress, by showing how a patient sees other people or the pages of a book or a view of the park. College members can download the videos from college-optometrists.org and embed them on their practice websites.

Daniel Hardiman-McCartney, Clinical Advisor for the College of Optometrists, says: “We hope the videos will raise awareness of these conditions among those most at risk, as well as their family and carers. By showing how these common conditions can affect vision, we aim to encourage those with signs and symptoms to visit an optometrist so that they can be diagnosed, and their condition managed, as early as possible. The videos are also a useful tool for optometrists to use with their patients, or when delivering presentations in the community.”

The ‘Through my eyes’ series of videos launches today and can be viewed on the College’s public information website, lookafteryoureyes.org which provides clear, helpful news and information on eye health care. 

If you are concerned that you are experiencing any of the symptoms described should visit their optometrist. 

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Notes to Editors

  1. The College is the professional body for optometry. It qualifies the profession and delivers the guidance and training to ensure optometrists provide the best possible care. We promote excellence through the College’s affixes, by building the evidence base for optometry, and raising awareness of the profession with the public, commissioners, and healthcare professionals.
     
  2. The College has developed a range of patient resources available free to members. For more information and to order online; visit the College website
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