Routine Eye examination helped save toddlers life

An incredible nomination was received for this years Optometrist Award at the Scottish Health Awards 2019. Aaron Spears who is an Optometrist at Vision Express, Silverburn referred a two-year old toddler to A&E immediately after noticing a difference in the tots pupils which turned out to be a brain tumor. A prime example of community

Message from Chair of OS, David Quigley

Dear Members and Colleagues, As the sole representative of the entire optometry sector’s views to Holyrood, your OS team will continue working with the Scottish Government and Practitioner Services on the latest round of fee negotiations and pledges to support members in the transition to e-GOS. The feedback from recent roadshows has been very positive

‘Stub It Out’

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) will launch its anti-smoking campaign, Stub it out, which highlights the impact of smoking on eye health. The AOP is a membership body for optometrists and other eye health professionals and we represent over 80% of the UK’s 15,000 optometrists. AOP members deliver over 20 million sight tests per year,

GCU prize giving ceremony

Optometry Scotland sponsored prizes for optometry students at the Glasgow Caledonian University prize giving ceremony on 3rd July 2019. OS representative Graham Freeman presented Brandon Walker-Stewart with a prize for Best Second Year Ophthalmic Dispensing Management Student and Emma Alison Dow for Best Final Year Optometry student. Well done to both winners and to all

RNIB Sight Loss Advice Service

The RNIB are publicising their free Sight Loss Advice Service, that provides expert advice and support as well as the emotional reassurance that people often need when first diagnosed with sight loss. Here you can download posters which detail available services and contact details which can be displayed in your practice. Alternatively, you can also