Our commitment to an evidence-based approach towards sustainable, low-carbon eyecare within the College and UK ophthalmic practice more widely.

We want the future of eyecare services to be sustainable.

In this section, you can explore the impact that climate change is having on eyecare, ways in which we are embedding sustainability into our working practices, and resources for decarbonising your own services.

Central to our efforts is our Net Zero Working group, a team committed to driving changes across the eyecare landscape.

We are dedicated to:

  • Raising awareness of low carbon eyecare across healthcare settings, including through educational opportunities
  • Producing and disseminating guidance and actions for ophthalmologists and the broader eye care workforce on how to decarbonise eye care
  • Promoting and sharing innovations and best practices to make eye care more sustainable
  • Evaluating and improving the College’s approach to sustainable working practices in relation to our building, activities, and events
  • Supporting members to engage with, deliver and lead sustainability centred projects within the workplace.

Subspecialty leads:

  • Neil Finer – medical retina
  • Tristan Reuser – oculoplastics
  • Victor Hu – cornea
  • Laura Wakely – surgical retina
  • Ellie McCance – trainees
  • Chung Shen – trainees

We are looking for members interested in joining us as a lead for paediatric/neuro-ophthalmology and glaucoma. Please contact [email protected] if you think this could be you.