30 March 2017
The Domiciliary Eyecare Committee (DEC) is committed to promoting the highest standards of patient care for those unable to attend a high street practice unaccompanied due to a mental or physical disability or illness.
The DEC is active in lobbying for equal access to eyecare, believing that high quality eyecare should be available to all patients, regardless of whether the service is delivered in the patient's home or in the high street. In addition to the optical bodies (ABDO, the AOP, and FODO and the College of Optometrists as observers) its members include representatives from domiciliary service providers, Optometry Scotland, Optometry Wales and Optometry Northern Ireland.
The DEC produces guidance on domiciliary eyecare for providers, practitioners, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Local Optical Committees.
For more information, please read:
- Code of Practice for Domiciliary Eye Care and associated letter highlighting the areas where care home staff can play an important role in the provision of quality, personalised eye care in the residential setting
- Sight Tests at Home (leaflet)
If you would like further information or have any questions concerning domiciliary eye care, please contact the Domiciliary Eyecare Secretary by email: email@example.com