Annual support for the Ophthalmic Fees Review Committee
The application was made to fund the continuing support to Optometry Wales of the political consultancy firm of Positif Politics.
After the Central Funds support of the Optical Confederation in its work leading up to the UK General Election, the post election/new government situation emphasises the need to lobby the coalition government.
It is felt that the government ethos for orthoptist led screening of children is inadequate both from the fact that there are not enough orthoptists and also that it fails to screen for many aspects of children’s eye care including refractive error.
Funding is requested to raise the profile of Optometry Wales and the Welsh Regional Optical Committees by attending and hosting a selection of events at the party political conferences prior to the Welsh elections.