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 will be shared with the Scottish Government as we appraise the valuable work provided by community eyecare in support of key workers, primary and secondary care colleagues. We have now stopped gathering weekly figures – thank you. Local health boards may be in touch shortly to gather further information.
In the meantime please continue to send us case studies and any questions you’d like to ask your OS team: email@example.com
As we begin the slow and steady return to day to day practice and new ways of working, we continue to meet the Scottish Government objective outlined in PCA(O)2020(4):
“community eye care will continue to support other primary and secondary care colleagues by managing persons requiring emergency and essential eyecare”
The First Minister has confirmed the extension of the lockdown in Scotland and during this time your OS Team will continue to liaise with government colleagues, professional bodies and our contacts across the four nations in creating the structure for a safe and managed return to the new standards and systems that will form our new working environment. As always, the wellbeing of workers and patients will remain the overriding priority as we seek the most effective ways of continuing to deliver world class eyecare.
We will continue to update you as best we can in this ever-changing environment.
Thank you for your ongoing work and invaluable support.
Stay well, stay safe and stay in touch.
PCA(O)2020(8) issued Friday 22nd May
Here you can view the latest PCA issued Friday 22nd May; PCA(O)2020(8) In addition you can view a letter to the Optometry profession from Dr Janet Pooley, Optometric Adviser, Scottish Government. 210520 COVID Letter from J Pooley
RNIB Connect radio interview with OS Chair David Quigley
From parents who’ve had their eyes poked by over-excited little ones, to DIY enthusiasts who’ve injured their eyes doing projects around the home, Scotland’s opticians are dealing with a rise in lockdown incidents by phone and video, while providing emergency and essential eyecare. Safeguarding your sight is just as important whether you are house-bound or