The sight test fee Abolish charges for elderly people

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6965.1371b (Published 19 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1371

Abolish charges for elderly people

  1. J G Hillman
  1. Medical Centre, Bridlington YO16 4LZ

    EDITOR, - The introduction of charges for eye tests for elderly people and the reported drop in the numbers being seen by optometrists1,2 led my four partner practice to introduce an opportunistic screening service for glaucoma in December 1991. We have evaluated its efficiency and feasibility.

    The practice had 6316 patients, of whom a quarter were aged 65 or over. The clinic was run for two hours twice a week by one of the partners and the practice nurse. The following were assessed …

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