We are pleased to announce that our optometrist, Yukiko Yamazaki-Walker has just completed the College Diploma in Therapeutic Prescribing and has achieved Independent Prescribing status. This means that she is able to treat a wide range of infective and inflammatory eye diseases, such as conjunctivitis, iritis and keratitis, which up to now have required referral to a hospital eye clinic
Partner of the Yeovil practice, Simon Frackiewicz,says, "The ability to prescribe the necessary medication to treat the majority of eye diseases we see without needing to involve a doctor will ensure our patients have much faster and easier access to the treatment they need. This is of particular benefit to patients using the Somerset ACES scheme, through which we can assess all types of recent-onset eye conditions, avoiding the need for a referral to an eye clinic"
For more information about the ACES scheme, please see http://www.somerseteyecare.co.uk