We are one of the leading NHS providers in community ophthalmology, enhanced clinical optometry care, ophthalmic referral support and technological enhancement in the sector. We work closely with primary care, acute trusts, patient groups and the NHS to develop and operate multiple services delivering safe eye care across the UK. Through working closely with all stakeholders involved in the sector, we can develop cutting edge pathways that are affordable, convenient and safe.
In 2011/12, ophthalmology accounted for the 8th highest level of NHS programme spend in England, with cataract surgery being the most common surgical procedure.
In the UK, the scale of partial sight loss and blindness is highlighted below: