Sight loss is an increasing health concern in the UK. With an ageing population, the
number of people with eye conditions is projected to rapidly increase over the
The Royal College of General Practitioners has recognised the importance of
addressing this issue, selecting eye health – with a particular focus on ageing and sight
loss – as one of our key clinical priorities until March 2016.
An essential part of our clinical priority work is ensuring that GPs have the knowledge,
skills and confidence to effectively diagnose and either treat or refer people with an
eye condition or sight loss.