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I’m Jenny, one of RNIB’s Eye Care Liaison Officers (ECLOs) and every day, I help people with sight loss face the future with confidence.
If you are a GP, work in a practice or a primary care setting you can find information here to enable you to support patients with sight loss.
If you're an optometrist you can find resources and guidance to help you support your patients with sight loss and those at risk from sight loss.
The Government has recognised that more needs to be done to prevent avoidable sight loss.
We're committed to helping early intervention staff and volunteers reach a common standard of knowledge and care. That’s why we run a variety of courses and networks to support the development of the ECLO and other early intervention roles and connect them to like-minded peers across the UK.
Having an Eye Care Liaison Officer (ECLO also known as Eye Clinic Liaison Officer) is one of the most effective ways of supporting patients in the eye clinic.
We can help anyone working in eye clinics including ophthalmologists, ophthalmic nurses and early intervention staff and volunteers understand more about how to offer support to patients newly diagnosed with sight loss and those who return to the eye clinic for ongoing treatment.
We want to raise standards and improve the quality of information and support provided to those newly diagnosed or living with sight loss and their families, friends and carers.
There are many ways RNIB can help you to support your patients with sight problems, through our services, products, training and information.