Welcome to the Optometry Scotland website
We keep our members up to date on our ongoing activity through our website, our Newsletter and regular email communication, as well as by attending events, meetings and keeping in regular contact with colleagues within the sector.
Our website informs Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians and Patients.
Important message from your OS Team.
Please continue sending us case studies and testimonials highlighting the great work being undertaken in your community.
Many thanks to everybody who has shared valuable statistics on patients requiring routine support, emergency and essential care. This information has been shared with the Scottish Government to appraise the valuable work provided by community eyecare in support of key workers, primary and secondary care colleagues during lockdown. We have now stopped gathering weekly figures – thank you.
Please continue to send us case studies and any questions you’d like to ask your OS team: email@example.com
Now that we have found a new routine version of working, OS continue to support the profession by providing advice and regularly liaise with the Scottish Government team.
This is a rapidly changing time for the profession with new investment from the Scottish Government for optometry to assist in shifting the balance of care by helping to support the hospital eye service in reducing their waiting lists that have vastly increased during the pandemic.
The models for this vary across different health board areas and OS are gathering this information and liaising with the Scottish Government to help provide a solution that will benefit the patients and the profession.
Thank you for your ongoing work and invaluable support.
Stay well, stay safe and stay in touch.
OS Blog – Spotlight On: Ian Jarvis, principal optometrist and owner of Jarvis Optometrist in Dundee
OS Blog June 2021 Spotlight On: Ian Jarvis, principal optometrist and owner of Jarvis Optometrist in Dundee We caught up with Ian Jarvis, a member of OS’s Executive Committee and independents representative for members in Tayside. The height of the COVID pandemic was one of the busiest periods the OS Executive has experienced as it
The way that training for optometrists and dispensing opticians is delivered is changing – A message from OS to the profession
9th June 2021 The way that training for optometrists and dispensing opticians is delivered is changing The outcome of the Education Strategic Review (ESR), conducted by the GOC into the accreditation, quality assurance and standards of education for optical professionals in the UK, will require changes to the way in which training for optometrists and
Optometry Scotland’s Response to PCA(O)2021(7)
4th March 2021 Dear Colleagues, We hope you are keeping well and rested when possible, during this busy time for optometry practices during the remobilisation phase of the pandemic. We wanted to update you on discussions around the most recent SGHD circular PCA(O)2021(07) released on 4th March 2021. Overall, practices remain busy with pent-up demand