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EAST LONDON’S HOMELESS: A RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW OF AN EYE CLINIC FOR HOMELESS PEOPLEĀ 

Penny J. D’ath, Laura J. Keywood, Elaine C. Styles and Clare M. Wilson

Abstract

Background

There is very little published work on the visual needs of homeless people. This paper is the first study to investigate the visual needs of homeless people in the UK. Although similar work has been done in other countries, this study is unique because the United Kingdom is the only country with a National Health Service which provides free healthcare at the point of access. This study analysed the refractive status of the sample used, determined the demographics of homeless people seeking eye care and established if there is a need for community eye health with access to free spectacle correction in East London. To continue reading click here.