Raymond White Optometrist

Ray White is an optometrist with over 30 years experience, who visits individuals at their own home or residents in care homes. Many of these people have dementia or other memory problems and it is a particular concern to ensure that people with dementia receive good quality eye care. Sight has a vital role in helping people with dementia remain active and independent, and able to enjoy everyday activities.

Updated:
25 April 2018
Sectors:
Care, Health, Retail, Local Authorities, Domiciliary Care
Local Alliances:
Leeds Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Giving people better sight and the possiblity of helping with appliances and visual aids which help to improve a person's quality of life.

Visiting people at home hat find it difficult to leave home to visit me for their eye tests

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

every person is an individual

giving talks to carers to help in the visual expectations of those who they are caring for

2. Actions

  • Communication with patients and families

    We will ensure we provide good information for patients with dementia and communicate well with carers and care providers to ensure that patients are enabled to maintain good eye health and around the subject of consent to eye procedures as appropriate.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - First Quarter Update

     I have given three talks to carers ( and their spouses in some cases) on vision and dementia. First was to a dementia cafe at a care home, second to a carers group in Morley and the third one in the headrow, Leeds.  

  • Build links with pharmacies

    We already have a close working relationship with Living Care Pharmacy in Leeds and will continue to build on this and with other pharmacies to ensure that relevant information is cascaded through this route about the importance of good eye health for people living with dementia eg. in terms of enhancing people's quality of life.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    I have given talks on vision and dementia  in liaison with a pharmacy representative who was talking to the group about them using pharmacy services not just for getting their prescriptions filled but for advice and the role of the pharmacy/pharmacist in the community

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    I have given talks on vision and dementia  in liaison with a pharmacy representative who was talking to the group about them using pharmacy services not just for getting their prescriptions filled but for advice and the role of the pharmacy/pharmacist in the community

  • Other health professionals

    We will seek to build links with other professionals where possible eg. local dentists and podiatrists, who also provide important services which make a considerable difference to people's quality of life and comfort.

    Status:
    Being implemented, Delivery

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    I have given talks about vision and dementia, Our talks were done in liaison with a pharmacy representative who was talking to the group about them using pharmacy services not just for getting their prescriptions filled but for advice and the role of the pharmacy/pharmacist in the community

  • Other health professionals

    We will seek to build links with other professionals where possible eg. local dentists and podiatrists, who also provide important services which make a considerable difference to people's quality of life and comfort.

    Status:
    Being implemented