ABDO President Clive Marchant today welcomed the joint statement issued by The Association of Optometrists (AOP), The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists calling for new action to take pressure off hospital eye departments.
He said, “The arguments put forward are compelling and we at ABDO fully support this initiative. Sadly however, the sector is not seen as fully united. ABDO has members working in the hospital eye service and we have members who as practice owners will be central to delivering enhanced services in the community. We all need to be seen to be on the same page and until the whole sector is both involved and united we are likely to remain ignored as we have been for so many years.”
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