Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Health
Health Services Access
777. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department has considered the recommendations made to it by an association (details supplied) in relation to the restructuring of the public eye care system in view of the probable accumulation of a backlog of patients due to the Covid-19 crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6641/20]
I am pleased to inform the Deputy that I had a very constructive meeting with the Association of Optometrists in Ireland (AOI) earlier this week at which these recommendations were among the issues discussed. I will continue to engage with the AOI and other stakeholders as we progress with a new model of eye care in line with the HSE Primary Care Eye Services Review Group Report.