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[Collapse]All sight tests paid for by the NHSPaid for by the NHS1,179,043206,339779,689319,937540,063443,227342,8581,142,294887,2725,840,722
All sight tests paid for by the NHSPaid for by the NHS[Expand]Total domiciliary sight tests48,3906,29724,8409,69018,16611,50610,29335,63425,259190,075
[Expand]Total sight tests by OMPs or OptometristsPaid for by the NHS1,179,043206,339779,689319,937540,063443,227342,8581,142,294887,2725,840,722
[Expand]Total sight tests: eligible patientsPaid for by the NHS. Before 2016-17 prisoners on leave was incorrectly included as an eligibility category. These figures have been removed where possible, however for some years the sum of individual categories may not add up to the total.1,179,043206,339779,689319,937540,063443,227342,8581,142,294887,2725,840,722
[Expand]Private sight tests partially NHS funded3373711268355336246
[Expand]Private domiciliary visit partially NHS funded0000000101
[Expand]Total vouchers reimbursed by patient eligibilityBefore 2016-17 prisoners on leave was incorrectly included as an eligibility category. These figures have been removed where possible, however for some years the sum of individual categories may not add up to the total.382,24948,161238,412118,457206,214165,404146,025441,247341,2752,087,444
[Collapse]Total vouchers reimbursed by voucher typeBefore 2016-17 prisoners on leave was incorrectly included as an eligibility category. These figures have been removed where possible, however for some years the sum of individual categories may not add up to the total.382,24948,161238,412118,457206,214165,404146,025441,247341,2752,087,444
Total vouchers reimbursed by voucher typeBefore 2016-17 prisoners on leave was incorrectly included as an eligibility category. These figures have been removed where possible, however for some years the sum of individual categories may not add up to the total.[Expand]Vouchers reimbursed: voucher type A274,08635,294173,02687,931153,314121,001105,854321,417251,2861,523,209
[Expand]Vouchers reimbursed: voucher type B47,3735,14127,10314,48024,25123,31820,27255,93443,375261,247
[Expand]Vouchers reimbursed: voucher type C2,0522061,3036211,0029637972,3662,05411,364
[Expand]Vouchers reimbursed: voucher type D1,4911146673585926095321,5781,1857,126
[Expand]Vouchers reimbursed: voucher type E45,9805,82728,96812,23221,85515,44414,65248,20734,652227,817
[Expand]Vouchers reimbursed: voucher type F8,5501,1725,0402,0673,9703,0323,1618,9236,17842,093
[Expand]Vouchers reimbursed: voucher type G2042615131778556200125955
[Expand]Vouchers reimbursed: voucher type H139101224268744997121722
[Expand]Vouchers reimbursed: single complex appliance1,6762671,3205227966374671,8541,7849,323
[Expand]Vouchers reimbursed: bifocal complex appliance6981047121732892411856715153,588
[Expand]Vouchers reimbursed: prisms4,7331,5984,5652,6955,0083,4524,3636,3635,18037,957
[Expand]Vouchers reimbursed: tints1,6185471,9779642,6649791,2594,4752,43016,913
[Expand]Vouchers reimbursed: small frame supplements1526428516089193382920
[Collapse]Total claims for repairs or replacements44,1336,06324,21511,79121,95622,81218,85454,96948,348253,141
Total claims for repairs or replacements[Expand]Claims for repairs or replacements: children aged 15 or under43,8095,92623,91111,67421,64622,67018,61154,09247,980250,319
[Expand]Claims for repairs or replacements: students aged 16-183241373041173101422438773682,822
[Expand]Total Items for repair or replacement: one lens1,0832577012686343243901,1448475,648
[Expand]Total Items for repair or replacement: both lenses15,5541,5946,9262,37311,1415,77111,46223,19920,56398,583
[Expand]Total Items for repair or replacement: frames41,8725,67222,89111,16920,55621,92517,78851,72946,081239,683
[Expand]Total Items for repair or replacement: frames small frame supplement88513857877241545001,006

Metadata

Title

NHS ophthalmic statistics

Last update

27 July 2023 27 July 2023

Next update

To be confirmed

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

Contact email

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Weblinks

Statistical Release:
https://www.gov.wales/eye-care-statistics

General description

Number of sight tests and vouchers

Data collection and calculation

Eye care services have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact will be reflected in the data for the financial year 2020-21.
Following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at the end of March 2020, routine optometry services were reduced. There was a cessation of payment claims from April to August 2020; an average payment was calculated and paid to ophthalmic contractors.

Activity data on sight tests paid for by the NHS, optical vouchers and repairs are collected via a series of General Ophthalmic Service (GOS) forms which are used in the ophthalmic service payment process:

• GOS1 – NHS sight tests, including information on patient eligibility status.
• GOS2 – The optical prescription or statement given to the patient. This form is not used as a basis for reporting.
• GOS3 – NHS optical vouchers - including information on patient eligibility status.
• GOS4 – NHS optical repair/replacement vouchers - including information on patient eligibility status and voucher type.
• GOS5 – Private sight tests with partial help towards the full cost.
• GOS6 – Domiciliary sight tests.

The data is obtained from Primary Care Services, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership. Ophthalmic statistics relate to services provided by ophthalmic practitioners in contract to Health Boards (HBs).

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

The period this data covers is the financial year 1996-97 onwards.

Users, uses and context

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Revisions information

In the June 2019 release, data originally published for sight tests by ophthalmic practitioners in 2017-18 and 2018-19 did not use the grossing methodology that is used to match the total number of sight tests for those years. The data was revised in September 2021 on StatsWales as part of the 30 September 2021 release, so that it is now consistent with the methodology in other years.

Statistical quality

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Keywords

Ophthalmic; Eye Care; General Ophthalmic Service; GOS; Sight Tests; Eye; Optician;