- Dept of Work and Pensions
You can use the following number to confirm whether a patient is claiming Pension Credit Savings Credit or Pension Credit Guaranteed Credit : 0845 6060265
Please note that you will need the patient to be present at the time of the telephone call.
- IOW Optical Society
- Association of Optometrists: The representative body for optometrists.
- College of Optometrists: The professional, educational and public interest organisation for optometry.
- Federation of Dispensing Opticians: Represents registered opticians in business
- General Ophthalmic Services: Notices relating to GOS
- Royal College of Ophthalmologists: Guidance on delivery of ophthalmic care and evidence based guidelines.
- British Orthoptic Society: Professional body for orthoptists
- LOC Support Unit (LOC CSU): Provides support and advice for LOCs.
- Optometry Today: Optometric Journal published by AOP
- Optician: Journal for optometrists and dispensing opticians
- National Screening Committee – Retinopathy
- Royal National Institute for the Blind
- Eyecare Information Service
LOCSU Community Pathway – People with Learning Disabilities
SeeABILITY – Optometrist Registration
Seeing Beyond The Eyes
Thanks to the support of Thomas Pocklington Trust, Visualise Training & Consultancy have launched a free resource pack for professionals which enables opticians to easily locate and refer patients to support services.
It includes details on local sensory impairment teams, sight loss charities, eye clinic liaison officers (ECLOs), vision assessment services and habilitation workers. National support services are also listed, along with condition specific charities and resources for professionals.
Suppliers of low vision aids and daily living solutions are also included to help readers locate specialised assistive technology and equipment. The free pack has been well received and is available in hard copy or digital formats. The following link will take you to the resource pack http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/resource-pack-health-pros/