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Snellen and LogMAR acuity testing

The Snellen Chart (fig 1), which traditionally has been used to measure visual acuity, is easily recognised as one of the hallmarks of the ophthalmologists consulting room. This has been in use since 1862 and more recently a newer LogMAR (fig 2) chart has been introduced into clinical practice. Initially used as a research tool

RCOphth welcomes NHS England Accessible Information Standard

By 31 July 2016 all providers of NHS and publicly funded adult social care services must have fully implemented NHS England’s Accessible Information Standard. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes this new standard to ensure that all providers offer disabled patients and carers with the most appropriate communication arrangements for their needs. Safe and effective care

Sharing patient information between healthcare professionals – a joint statement from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Optometrists

People using health and social care services are entitled to expect that their personal information will remain confidential. However, people also expect professionals to share information with other members of the care team. Good sharing of information[1], when sharing is appropriate, is as important as maintaining confidentiality. Optometrists, as regulated professionals, are part of the

For Patients – Frequently Asked Questions

About your treatment and care Can I get advice about my condition or treatment? The RCOphth cannot answer individual patient queries about their condition or treatment. General information on eye conditions can be found at a number of sources, such as NHS Choices or the information booklets, developed by RNIB in partnership with us, hospital or