Eye care services

Documents and communications about ophthalmic (eye care) services policy.

See eye care services content published before April 2012

Guidance published on registering a vision impairment as a disability

The department has published information on how to register a vision impairment as a disability. Being registered as partially sighted or blind enables that person to access a range of … Read more → – Guidance published on registering a vision impairment as a disability

General ophthalmic services payment directions and pre-registration supervisors grant published

The General Ophthalmic Services Contracts (Continuing Education and Training Allowance) Payment Directions 2012 comes into force today. The directions sets out arrangements for payments for loss of earnings in respect … Read more → – General ophthalmic services payment directions and pre-registration supervisors grant published

Amended eye prescription and voucher validity

The previously published voucher was valid for six months. Legislation amended the voucher validity to two years and the document has been updated to reflect the change.  The amendment is … Read more → – Amended eye prescription and voucher validity

Changes to NHS optical voucher values from 1 April 2012

Increases to NHS optical voucher values published today will come into effect from 1 April 2012. A letter informs primary care trusts (PCTs), NHS trusts, optometrists, ophthalmic medical practitioners and … Read more → – Changes to NHS optical voucher values from 1 April 2012