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.
Optometry Scotland Guidance on Twice Weekly Lateral Flow Device (LFD) Testing Patient-Facing Healthcare Workers
Here you will find Optometry Scotland’s latest guidance on Twice Weekly LFD testing as well as useful links to FAQs and detailed guidance. OS LFD Testing guidance February 2021
Interim Guidance on Expansion of Twice Weekly Testing for Patient Facing Healthcare Workers
Here you will find the link to the Directorate Letter which provides guidance to staff and managers on the introduction of twice weekly Lateral Flow Device (LFD) testing. DL(2020)32 Guidance on expansion of HCW testing – 15.02.21
HELP WHEN YOU REALLY NEED IT! BENEVOLENT FUND OF THE COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRISTS AND THE ASSOCIATION OF OPTOMETRISTS Covid is making life difficult for most people but for optometrists whose work patterns have been significantly affected, it might be having devastating effects on your ability to support yourself and your family. That’s when you may