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 support for the pathway
This pathway is currently under development.
Contact and register with WOPEC (Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre).