Domiciliary Eyecare Committee
The Optical Confederation’s Domiciliary Eyecare Committee (DEC) brings together representatives from domiciliary service providers and the optical bodies (ABDO, the AOP, FODO, Optometry Scotland, Optometry Wales and Optometry Northern Ireland, and the College of Optometrists as observers). It is committed to promoting the highest standards of care for domiciliary patients and is active in lobbying for equal access to eyecare. The DEC developed and encourages all providers of domiciliary services to follow the Code of Practice.
The DEC and Optical Confederation have produced the following guidance:
- Guidance for providing domiciliary optical services
- Lone working guidance (Optical Confederation)
- Guidance on Equipment for Use in Mobile Ophthalmic Services
- DEC Position Statement on Visual Field Screening in a Domiciliary Setting
- Optical Confederation guidance on safeguarding
- Working Time Directive – Optical Confederation guidance
- Cooling-Off period guidance
- Pre-Notification Form
- Pre-Notification System for domiciliary sight tests
- A Fundamental Right to Sight
Domiciliary Independent Adjudicator
Concerns or complaints about the care of patient who has been treated by a domiciliary eye care provider, or about the provision of domiciliary services, can be referred to the Domiciliary Independent Adjudicator by emailing [email protected] who will investigate the matter. The Terms of Reference for the Independent Adjudicator can be found here.
You can contact the Domiciliary Eyecare Committee via [email protected]