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.
If you have something that you would like to #TellOS, we’d love to hear from you!
We want to ensure we’re providing the best possible support for our members so your feedback is essential in order for us to effectively represent our industry.
Any comments, recommendations of topics you’d like to see us focus on can be emailed to TellOS@optometryscotland.org.uk.
Particularly popular enquiries may be used to inform future content on the website with updates, so you can see some of the ways in which we’ve been representing members’ views.
Thank you for your continued support.
Update on the draft Scottish budget for health 20/21
An update on the Scottish Budget 2020/21 was presented this afternoon by Kate Forbes MSP (Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy; SNP, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch). Under the draft proposals the GOS budget is set to increase from £108.4m (2019-20) to £109.5m (2020-21) representing a 1% increase. From the Scottish budget: “General Ophthalmic Services (GOS)
Why should I join Optometry Scotland and what can OS do for me?
Optometry Scotland is not for profit and the only organisation in Scotland to represent Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians in the Scottish Parliament. We are currently lobbying for a 3% increase in fees year on year to be in line with the NHS health spend and are working on other projects which include awareness raising, raising
MSP Emma Harper praises work of Optometrists in Scotland
South Scotland MSP Emma Harper paid a visit to Specsavers in Stranraer on Friday 17th January to meet staff and hear about the latest work they are doing to promote the take up of NHS funded eye examination, see the new 3D scanning facility and to discuss the importance of good eye health. At the