College of Optometrists launches series of videos to mark National Eye Health Week

  • 18 Sep 2017

Videos explain a range of conditions, symptoms and treatments for common eye conditions

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As part of National Eye Health Week (18-24 September), The College of Optometrists has launched a series of educational videos that explain some of the most common eye conditions experienced by patients. The videos, which are available to watch on the College’s consumer-facing website Look After Your Eyes and the College’s YouTube page, detail the signs to look out for and treatments for a range of conditions including glaucoma, cataract, amblyopia (also known as lazy eye) and dry eye. Conditions, and their treatments, are very clearly explained by the College’s in-house experts and Clinical Advisers Daniel Hardiman-McCartney and Dr Susan Blakeney the videos are available for members to download and use on practice websites and social media feeds here.

Daniel explains; “We’ve launched these videos during National Eye Health Week to help members of the public understand the importance of regular sight tests. So often, I see patients who have ignored symptoms for quite a while; it’s very important that you know what signs or changes in vision to look out for so you know when to make an appointment with your optometrist. Regular eye examinations should form part of everyone’s health routine, after all looking after your eyes is just as important as looking after the rest of your body.”

More information about National Eye Health Week can be found here: www.visionmatters.org.uk/

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Note 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 health care professionals.
  2. To find your nearest member of the College of Optometrists, visit the public directory on www.lookafteryoureyes.org.

 

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