Eye health now accounts for 4.5 million GP consultations and costs the UK economy £28 billion each year. However, with the right treatment and services a high proportion of sight loss can be avoided.

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.

Factsheets on eye conditions

We have medically checked information on eye conditions. See our A-Z list of eye conditions with downloadable factsheets.

Sight loss referral guide - When and who

This factsheet covers when you should refer various eye conditions, and who to refer to.

Sight loss in older people - The essential guide for general practice

This guide highlights the need and route for early and appropriate referral, the link between sight loss and other health conditions, and suggests how services provided by general practice can be made more accessible for older people with sight loss. Written in consultation with GPs, it includes an executive summary of the main learning points that are covered in each chapter.