Friday, July 20, 2012
Inadequate Eye Care for Residents in UK Homes for the Elderly
"A lack of national policy has resulted in eye health being neglected in care homes for the elderly, according to a report," notes Optician Online. "Findings by think tank International Longevity Centre UK and sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust showed tests were not consistently available to all residents and often not taken up where offered. Undetected Sight Loss in Care Homes: an Evidence Review also found inadequate follow-on support including ensuring spectacles were clean and up to date." Read more.