The sight test fee Many people cannot afford to pay fees for NHS servicesBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6965.1372a (Published 19 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1372
Many people cannot afford to pay fees for NHS services
- M E Roylance
- Warrington Community Health Council, Warrington
EDITOR, - D A H Laidlaw and colleagues report that the introduction of the sight test fee has reduced ophthalmology referrals and the rate of glaucoma detection.1 I understand that the Department of Health has since denied that there has been a reduction in the number of sight tests since the introduction of charges.
This community health council recently undertook two surveys which included questions on the take up of services …