Scotland

In this section:

  • NHS Sight Test Fees and Intervals
  • Voucher Values
  • Guidance on Making Accurate Claims
  • Help with Health Costs
  • Optometry Scotland Advice
  • Regulations - GOS, Optical Charges and Payments
  • Statistics
  • Carrier Bags Guidance
  • Primary Care Investment
  • Pachymeters
  • Primary Care Advice (PCA) and Scottish Statutory Instruments (SSI)  

NHS Sight Test Fees and Intervals

The following links provide guides to free eye examinations in Scotland, including the exemption for refugees.  The Memorandum of Understanding provides a guide to sight test intervals. 

Voucher Values

Voucher values from 1 April 2015.  Details of these increases are available via the following link.

Guidance on Making Accurate Claims

Scotlands guidance on Making Accurate Claims was last updated in 2017.   The link below provides access to the latest version.

Help with Health Costs

The following links provide information and advice on NHS health costs in Scotland.  HCS1 “Help with Health Costs” provides information on help with health costs, exemption categories and NHS charges for treatment, available on line at www.scotland.gov.uk/healthcosts.  HCS2 “Help with Health Costs, Charges and Optical Voucher Values” gives a brief overview of exemption categories and of NHS charges for dental and optical treatment and prescriptions.

Optometry Scotland Advice

Regulations - GOS, Optical Charges and Payments

Statistics

ISD Scotland collects information on NHS General Ophthalmic Service activity in Scotland. This information is available on the ISD website

Carrier Bags Guidance

Single use carrier bag regulations were introduced in Scotland in October 2014.  In response the Optical Confederation and Optometry Scotland have produced joint advice for opticians in Scotland.

Primary Care Investment

Pachymeters

Primary Care Advice (PCA) and Scottish Statutory Instruments (SSI)