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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Here you can find the link to the PCA issued 30th April 2021, regarding: This letter advises on the following: An update on opening hours for practice premises; An update to financial support for community optometry practice premises and mobile practices. PCA(O)2021(06) – Memorandum PCA(O)2021(06)
Obituary for Jim Beith
Obituary for our dear friend and colleague Jim Beith 25th May 1960 – 24th February 2021 Our dear friend Jim Beith attended John Neilson School Paisley from age 5 to 18 as Head Boy in his final year before attending Glasgow College of Technology 1978-1982 where he studied Ophthalmic Optics and forged many of the