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They can fail to prescribe glasses, recommend the wrong lenses or provide an incorrect diagnosis or prescription. They can even fail to diagnose or spot a condition that then becomes life threatening.
This also applies to ophthalmic treatment or care, the specific area of medicine dedicated to disorders of the eye. Eye surgery is carried out by a specialist known as ophthalmologist. The three main ophthalmic treatments are:
- Cataract surgery
- Retinal detachment
Proving a medical negligence case involving and optician or ophthalmologist:
- Breach of duty: Any optician or ophthalmologist presented with symptoms relating to your eyesight owes a duty of care to patients when they diagnose and treat or consider referring you for further investigation. We have to prove, with expert evidence, that the standard of care you received fell below that of a reasonable and competent optician or ophthalmologist
- Harm: we need to prove that the negligence caused you harm
Paul Rooney Solicitors has extensive experience of dealing with claims relating to the incorrect treatment and care of eyesight. If your vision has been affected as a consequence of negligent behaviour get in touch to see if we can help you make a no win, no fee claim for compensation.