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Letters The waste in NHS sight tests

The need for more integration of primary and secondary eye care

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 08 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3043
  1. David Parkins, president1
  1. 1College of Optometrists, London WC2N 5NG, UK
  1. david.parkins{at}

The College of Optometrists does not support Clarke’s view and we welcome the response from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.1 2

Community optometrists provide a vital service as a first port of call for people with eye problems. They perform more than 12 million NHS eye examinations a year in England alone through which most eye diseases and abnormalities are detected. With …

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