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1 June 2014

Call to Action – Improving Eye Health and Reducing Sight Loss

NHS England launched Improving eye health and reducing sight loss – a Call to Action on 12 June 2014.

The IGA will be working with others to provide a national response to this consultation, but urges both the public and professionals to get involved.

The call to action aims to focus on taking a more preventative approach to eye care, with early detection by primary care services and effective management in the community.

In formulating the IGA response, we will be seeking the view of our group of trustees which includes ophthalmologists, opticians, ophthalmic nurses and most importantly people with glaucoma.

NHS England wants to hear from the public, patients and professionals before 12 September. Everyone is entitled to provide a response and can do so by completing the online survey or by printing off the accessible form.

Local events will be taking place around the country to encourage everyone to become involved. A full list of these, together with links to other information is available on the Local Optical Committee Support Unit website.

The results of the Call to Action will be used to decide the future development of eye health services, and represents a significant opportunity for people with glaucoma and the professionals who manage them to provide a strong, coherent response to achieving the best possible patient centred care.

For further information about the IGA response and activity to support this consultation please contact: