Children's Vision

Child examined by Optometrist

The aim of the LOCSU’s Children’s Vision community service pathway is to reduce unnecessary referrals to secondary care ophthalmology departments. This is achieved by allowing community optometrists to provide management and treatment to children who are found to have suspected amblyopia following school screening.

Benefits of the pathway include:

  • early intervention for patients who have a suspected eye defect which has been identified at school screening, with a maximum waiting time of two weeks
  • increased access and choice for patients
  • increased capacity and reduced waiting times in secondary care to treat more complex patients
  • development of the role of community optometrists
  • improved communications between secondary and primary care
  • reduction in costs compared with the acute model

LOCSU has developed a range of downloadable support for practitioners who want to introduce these pathways in their area. 

LOCSU support for the pathway

LOCSU has developed a range of downloadable support for practitioners who want to introduce these pathways in their area including:

Please click here or above for the Children's Vision pathway

 

 

*Please note that the supporting documents are only available by logging in to the members only area - please contact your LOC for the log in details, via their website at: www.loc-net.org.uk/ (if there is no website, and you don't have contact details, please contact us).

Supporting documentation for LOCSU's Children's Vision Pathway (LOC members only)

Skills and training support for LOCSU’s Children’s Vision Pathway

 

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Berkshire LOC's AGM

Holiday Inn Reading, Wharfedale Rd, Winnersh Triangle, Winnersh, Reading RG41 5TS

AGM

2017-07-25 18:30:00 - 2017-07-25 21:00:00

Contact name: Ralph Higson

Contact email: locberkshire@gmail.com

Solihull LOC's AGM

St John's Hotel, 651 Warwick Rd, Solihull B91 1AT

AGM

2017-10-04 19:00:00 - 2017-10-04 21:00:00

Contact name: Cathy Pike

Contact email: solihull.loc@hotmail.co.uk

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