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Vision screening in a primary care setting
  1. Alexander J Silvester
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alexander Silvester, Foundation Year 1 Doctor, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool Road, Chester CH2 1UL, UK; alex.silvester{at}

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I was interested to read the editorial on vision screening by Evans et al.1 I share their concern that, despite the availability of free eye tests for the older population, over 50% of vision impairment is due to easily correctable conditions.

I recently audited an elderly person health check; an annual assessment of the medical, social, and physical needs of all patients over 75 years at a GP practice in Wirral.

While …

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