Thomson Software Solutions expresses continued support for VCHP

Professor David Thomson has confirmed the company will continue supporting new VCHP clinics as they roll out in coming years

A professional headshot image of David Thomson

Thomson Software Solutions has pledged its support for all of the new Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) clinics due to open in the next five years.

The business has been a long-standing supporter of the charity, with its software already in existing VCHP clinics.

Professor David Thomson, founder of Thomson Software Solutions (pictured), explained his connection to the charity: “I have followed the progress of Vision Care for Homeless People for many years, as I have known Elaine Styles, who founded the charity, since she was at City University [of London].”

“Our test charts seem to work well in the VCHP clinics as they provide a huge range of charts and other tests which ensure that patients have access to the latest tests of visual function. Another advantage is that the 6m distance for conventional test charts is not always available in the clinics and our software can be adjusted to the distance available,” he added.

Expressing admiration for the work of VCHP, Thomson confirmed: “We would like to continue our support for the new clinics as they roll out.”

Thomson Software Solutions is providing both hardware and software to run test charts.

Elaine Styles, co-founder and chair of VCHP, commented: “As an optometrist in private practice, I love using a Thomson test chart as it gives great flexibility on the size and type of target you use with letters, numbers, shapes or pictures as well as the other extensive functions.”

“As we expand, the charts are easy to set up and use, either as a permanent feature or via a laptop in mobile clinics,” Styles explained, adding: “We are very grateful to Professor David Thomson for the continued support and commitment as we expand across the UK.”