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Eyesight: Testing

Volume 493: debated on Wednesday 3 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many practising optometrists have been trained to identify (a) low vision conditions and (b) early stage vision deterioration. (277898)

As part of their training and professional qualifying examinations, all optometrists are expected to be able to identify the signs of conditions which could give rise to vision loss and might be amenable to remediation, and the early stages of vision deterioration.