In this section:

  • NHS Sight Test Fees and Voucher Values
  • Making Accurate Claims in Wales
  • CET
  • GOS Regulations 
  • Post Payment Verification
  • Eye Care Wales
  • Carrier Bag Guidance
  • Listing arrangements in Wales
  • DRSSW Grading Protocol

NHS Sight Test Fees and Voucher Values

The NHS Sight Test fee has increased to £21.31 from 1 April 2015. Voucher values are detailed in the optical charges and payments link below.

Making Accurate Claims in Wales

Making Accurate Claims Wales was last updated in 2007.  The publication can be downloaded via the link below.


The allowance for CET undertaken in 2015 in Wales is £540. The window for submitting claims is 1 July 2016 - 31 December 2016. The form for claiming CET is available via the link below.

GOS Regulations 

The 1986 GOS regulations still apply in Wales.  Please click the link below to access the regulations.

Post Payment Verification

BSC Wales has issued a protocol and guidance for Post Payment Verification of GOS Ophthalmic Service Claims (November 2006). 

Eye Care Wales

The Eye Care Wales website provides a useful resource, including lists of accredited practitioners, details of the children's low vision project and diabetic screening.

Carrier Bag Guidance

Listing arrangements in Wales

Local Health Boards in Wales are responsible for securing services to meet the health needs of the people of Wales. The NHS Wales Business Services Centre (BSC) provides ‘shared services’ through its regional offices to support the seven Local Health Boards of NHS Wales.  The BSC provides the health boards with contractor services for primary care optometry including contracts and lists management, payment processing and post-payment verification.  Further details for listing arrangements can be accessed via the link below. 

DRSSW Grading Protocol

The new DRSSW Grading Protocol on Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy was announced on 23 April 2007.