A new factsheet is available to improve public knowledge and supply information for people living with dementia and sight loss, their families and friends. The factsheet aims to improve the lives of individuals with both dementia and sight loss:
“This factsheet provides information on eye examinations for people with dementia. It will be useful for people with dementia, their families, carers and professionals. There is also a factsheet about the issues people with dementia may have about wearing glasses which you may also find useful”.
The VISION 2020 UK Dementia and Sight Loss Interest Group (DASLIG) includes representatives from the Alzheimer’s Society, RNIB, Thomas Pocklington Trust, the Macular Society, and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Read more: VISION 2020 UK.
This relates to the following MS Word format document:
Eye examinations for people with dementia: factsheet. [London]: VISION 2020 UK; Dementia and Sight Loss Interest Group (DASLIG), November 2014.
VISION 2020 UK has also produced a practical advice factsheet on issues people with dementia may experience concerning wearing glasses:
Wearing glasses with dementia: factsheet. [London]: VISION 2020 UK; Dementia and Sight Loss Interest Group (DASLIG), November 2014.
Eye Care Commissioning Guidance (UK Vision Strategy)
Guidance on eye care commissioning from the UK Vision Strategy Commissioning for Effectiveness and Efficiency (CEE) Project has been launched at the Commissioning LIVE Conference in Manchester in November 2014.
“The guidance brings together learning from the CEE project and is accompanied by a suite of support tools to assist commissioners, local government partners, Local Eye Health Networks (LEHNS) and partnerships to plan and deliver eye care services that maximise the best possible outcomes for their local communities”.
Driving local change for effective and efficient eyecare services: sharing our learning from the Commissioning for Effectiveness and Efficiency (CEE) Project. [London]: UK Vision Strategy, November 2014.