Tools of the trade when you're on the road: Personal protective equipment for visiting optometrists
Visiting optometry services are important to the community. Many people are unable to easily visit a regular mainstream primary care optometric practice or access their usual specialist ophthalmology practice. While essential in a multidisciplinary environment, the scope of eye care that can be effectively delivered by visiting general medical practitioners and nursing staff of a residential health-care facility can be limited. Visiting optometrists can be called on for routine comprehensive eye examinations or when there is a particular concern with vision or eye health.