GOC CEO has a day out with the homeless to emphasise their needs
The chief executive of the GOC the statutory body of opticians, The General Optical Council took time out to visit a clinic run by Vision Care for Homeless People this week.
Visiting the practice situated in London’s Crisis Centre in Whitechapel, Samantha Peters (pictured) learnt about the charity which has tested the sight of 783 homeless people in the last 12 months.
Ms Peters commented: “The day I spent with the staff and patients at the clinic was fascinating. Vision Care for Homeless People is a truly special charity, which offers a ’visual lifeline’ for the homeless. Sight is a precious gift, the sense people most worry about losing, so it was a real pleasure to see the optical professions at the forefront. This is a fantastic opportunity for optometrists and dispensing opticians to offer their skills and expertise, and to really make a difference to people’s lives.”