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Optometrists could ease pressure on GP practices
As pressure on GP surgeries mount and patient groups call for better access to doctors, pharmacists are being lined up to assist in relieving this pressure. Optometrists could also play a role in freeing up GPs. This article from ...
Changing to Avastin could save NHS £100m a year
The drug Avastin has been in the newscalling for its use in the UK in a bid to save millions each year. Popular in the US, Avastin is used for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It has been on the market for ...
Police Scotland relax ban on officers with colour deficiency
Ian Cameron was asked on to BBC Radio Scotland to discuss Police Scotland’s decision to reverse its ban on recruiting officers with colour deficiency. The change in policy was a result of a legal bid by one potential recruit. Yo...
Exam season: A for vision
Don’t let poor eyesight lead to poor exam performance. Research clearly shows that uncorrected visual problems severely impact academic performance, self-confidence, sporting ability and even behaviour, at school. So with exam...
Time for style
I was pleased to read about The Bradley Timepiece being up for a design of the year award at London's Design Museum. The watches I've seen before for those with visual impairments have been functional. They tell the time. They don...
China raising the bar to improve eyesight
I've had quite a few short-sighted children come through the doors this month and it reminded me of an image of Chinese school children. In China, some 41 per cent of children need glasses, whilst another study from 2011 found tha...