Belfast Victoria Square optometrist and store director Neil Kerr alongside colleagues from his store and other Specsavers outlets locally, took part in a bespoke training programme in post-operative cataract management.
The training course was hosted by high profile eye surgeon, researcher and trainer Professor Jonathan Moore who is also Medical Director of Cathedral Eye Clinic.
Maintaining eye health
Neil said: ‘At Specsavers we provide a range of eyecare services to help maintain eye health. Cataracts are a very common condition particularly in older people. The condition can be improved with brighter reading lights and stronger reading but eventually surgery will be necessary.
'Post-operative care is very important and at Specsavers we are continually updating our skills and knowledge to provide the very best patient services.’
Professor Moore said: ‘Given the local access patients have with their Specsavers stores it is very helpful that their optometrists have the skills and knowledge to support cataract patients during the post-operative period. At Cathedral Eye Clinic, we were delighted to provide this unique training and look forward to an ongoing working relationship with Specsavers stores locally.
Regular eye tests
Specsavers advise that an eye test should be carried out at least every two years. If symptoms such as blurred, cloudy or misty vision occur it may indicate the development of cataracts. Any changes which impair sight should be checked immediately.