Next time you visit the eye clinic, don’t forget to Ask & Tell. You could be helping to save your sight.
No one should lose their sight because of cancelled or delayed appointments at the eye department. In today’s increasingly busy NHS, it’s more important than ever that patients have the confidence and knowledge to speak up for themselves.
We’re encouraging patients to ask their eye doctor when they should next be seen, then tell the eye clinic if their next appointment falls beyond this time.
If you have an eye condition, delayed or missed appointments could lead to changes not being spotted in time or delayed treatment. You could end up losing your sight unnecessarily.
It’s important to attend your eye appointments, but if you can’t make it, please remember to let your eye clinic know.
Currently being trialled in a small number of eye clinics, Ask & Tell will empower patients and encourage a better understanding of their eye condition and personal treatment plans. Ultimately, this will help reduce avoidable sight loss by improving access to timely diagnosis and effective treatment.
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Still having problems getting an appointment?
Macular Society helps people with macular conditions who are struggling to get access to the treatment or care they're entitled to. For more information call Macular Society's helpline on 0300 3030 111, email [email protected]
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If you'd like to speak to RNIB Campaigns, please call 020 7391 2123 or email [email protected]
The International Glaucoma Association can be contacted on 012 3364 8170 or [email protected]