The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has produced information leaflets designed to help patients recognise and treat eye conditions. The leaflets form part of the Association of Optometrists patient resources – a suite of more than 10 leaflets and videos on eye health including sight-threatening conditions such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma.
Moorfields Eye Hospital also produced patient information leaflets for a wide range of eye conditions.
The College of Optometrists has published a series of new videos which show various eye conditions from the patient's point of view. You can view the videos here.
Community Medical Ophthalmology Service
From 1 October 2018 patients registered at a GP practice in Birmingham and Solihull CCG can access the community medical ophthalmology service, being provided by Health Harmonie from a range of location across the area:
- Birmingham South & West - Lordswood Medical Group, 54 Lordswood Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9DB
- Birmingham East & North - Hawthorn Surgery, 331 Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1DL
- Solihull & Central Birmingham - Sparkhill Primary Care Centre, 856 Stratford Rd, Sparkhill, Birmingham, B11 4BW
- Solihull - MUMS, 1 Park Ave, Solihull, B91 3EJ.
Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)
From 1 October 2018 patients registered at a GP practice in Birmingham and Solihull CCG can access the minor eye conditions service, being provided by Primary Eyecare Heart of West Midlands
- This is an NHS-funded service available for patients with minor eye problems
- The service is for patients registered with Birmingham and Solihull GP practice
- It is for people of all ages – adults and children
- Children under 16 years must be accompanied at their appointment by an adult
- Patients will be referred to the new service by their GP, pharmacist or optician where appropriate
- Patients can self-refer into the service. Find your nearest practice in Birmingham and Solihull and the surrounding areas, which is MECS accredited.
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